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1 du Petit-Thouars, Abel VOYAGE OF THE VENUS: Sojourn in California. Excerpt from Voyage autour du monde sur la fregate Venus pendant les annees 1836-1839
Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1956. First edition thus. Translated by Charles N. Rudkin. Hardcover. Near fine in cloth-backed decorated boards and paper spine label; untrimmed fore-edge. 12mo. With 10 plates (eight hand-colored) delicately illustrating the flora, fauna and native populace of the region explored. 
This quaint little volume draws from the captain's official report of the French frigate Venus' voyage of scientific exploration, and offers a valuable mid-century European portrait of Monterey and Lower California. Early California Travels Series #35. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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