Correspondance de Victor Jacquemont avec sa famille et plusieurs de ses amis, pendant son voyage dans l'Inde (1828-1832).H. Fournier, Paris , 1833 Stock Code: 112745
NotesFirst edition. Jacquemont travelled to India in 1828 as a plant-collector on behalf of the Jardin de Plantes, he visited Amber in Rajputana, met with the Ranjit Singh at his capital of Lahore, and visited the kingdom of Ladakh in the Himalayas, "travelling for three and a half years he encountered difficulties and privations in his arduous labours, the fruits of which greatly enhanced the science of Natural History His letters, written in India to his family, give a most vivid account of the botany of the N.W. Himalayas and particularly of the social condition of India in those days" (Buckland, Dictionary of Indian Biography). He died of cholera in Bombay on December 7, 1832.
2 volumes octavo. Original fine-combed brown cloth, title gilt to the spines, arms to the front boards.
Folding lithographic map at the rear of volume I.
Sunned at the spines and at the board edges, a little rubbed, light browning, foxing front and back, but overall a very good set.
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