Under current restrictions, our shops are closed to the public, but we are still processing online, telephone and email orders as normal.

MAC CARTHY, Jacques.

Choix de voyages dans les quatre parties du monde,

ou précis des voyages les plus intéressants, par terre et par mer, entrepris depuis l'année 1806 jusqu'à ce jour.

Paris: à la Librairie Nationale et Étrangère et chez Locard et Davi, 1821-22 Stock Code: 146684
£500.00
Reserve Ask us a question

First edition of this rich account of voyages worldwide up to the date of publication, with an expansive and detailed glossary, presented here in an attractive contemporary binding.

Originally from Ireland Jacques Mac Carthy (1785-1835) went into service in the French army in 1800, became a battalion commander, and in 1830 became head of the statistics section at the War Depot. He was a member of the Geographical Society and in this role published the present work and several other geographical texts. His wife, Alexandrine-Louise Mac Carthy née Rossignol, was patented as a bookseller on 6 April 1821.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

10 volumes, octavo (201 x 127 mm). Contemporary green marbled paper covered boards, spines ruled in gilt in compartments, titles in gilt to black calf labels, plain endpapers, edges speckled brown, green silk book markers.

Illustrations

Frontispieces, 5 of which folding maps, and 15 engraved plates.

Condition

Neat repair to tear to map in vol. I., small tear at fold to map in vol. V, marginal tear to map in vol. VII, tear to pp. 423-4 of vol. I and pp. 165-68 of vol. VII, pp. 183-6 and plate slightly loose in vol. VII damp marks to first few leaves of vol. VI. Small piece of tissue paper with manuscript inscription tipped in to first page of vol. IX, Spines and boards rubbed, wear to ends and tips, a little soiling and faint browning to covers, light foxing and occasional marking to varying levels across contents; remaining an attractive set in very good condition.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book