CHAMPAGNAC, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph.

Le Cook de l'enfance et de la jeunesse.

ou Choix des particularités les plus intéressantes, des détails les plus instructifs et les plus curieux contenus dans les relations des trois voyages de ce célèbre navigateur autour du monde : précédé d'une notice sur sa vie. Avec quatre jolies gravures.

Paris: Fruger et Brunet, Libraires, 1836 Stock Code: 140574
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Cook's Pacific voyages retold for children

First edition of Champagnac's retelling, for the children, of Cook's voyages to the Pacific, including New Zealand, Batavia (present-day Jakarta), Tahiti, the Sandwich Islands, and many others.

Champagnac (1798-1858), a prolific author of educational material for young readers, included an appendix providing biographical, historical, and geographical context, as well as a glossary of marine terms at the end.

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Description

Duodecimo (167 x 97 mm). Contemporary French mottled sheep, titles in gilt to black sheep spine label, decorative tooling in gilt to spine, marbled endpapers and edges.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece and 3 similar plates.

Condition

School prize label from the "Collège de Noyers" to front pastedown, dated 17 August 1843 and awarding the book to one Eugène Berger. Light wear to extremities, a little rubbed, faint foxing throughout, occasional toning; still, a very good copy.

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