# 20884

Le petit Lapeyrouse

$850.00 AUD

Paris : Chez Marcilly libraire, [c.1835]. Oblong duodecimo (112 x 132 mm), original printed papered boards, pp [2], viii, 136, [6] leaves of hand coloured engraved plates; occasional mild foxing, a very good copy.

A beautifully illustrated work for children containing brief descriptions of various aspects of the history and culture of many places around the world. It includes chapters on crime in London; the story of the Colossus of Rhodes; the sacred banyan tree of India; the peoples of the Coromandel Coast; the Singhalese of Ceylon; Timor; Sumatra; Chinese customs; the European discovery of Tahiti; Turkey; Peru; Mexico; Chile; the province of Quito; Hudson Bay and Canada; Algiers; Guinea and Kaffir Land; Norway and Lappland; Poland; Russia, and Siberia.

Unrecorded in Australian collections; only 4 copies located in OCLC (University of Hawaii; BnF; University of Oxford; Indiana University, Bloomington).