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Auction archive: Lot number 4069

[TAITBOUT DE MARIGNY, JACQUES VICTOR EDOUARD.]

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US$0
Price realised:
US$1,342
Auction archive: Lot number 4069

[TAITBOUT DE MARIGNY, JACQUES VICTOR EDOUARD.]

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$1,342
Beschreibung:

Essai sur l'isle d'Otahiti, située dans la mer du sud, et sur l'esprit et les moeurs de ses habitants. Avignon and Paris: Froulle, 1779. xxiv, 125 pp. Engraved frontispiece view of Tahiti. * BOUND WITH: [Beaumarchais, Pierre Auguste Caron de]. Le Voeu de toutes les nations, et l'interet de toutes les puissances, dans l'abaissement et l'humiliation de la Grande-Bretagne. [N.p.]: 1778. [2], 74 pp. 8vo (196 x 117 mm). Early half speckled tan calf over speckled boards, spine gilt. Final two signatures in second title toned, else internally clean, spine label rubbed. First edition of the first title, the earliest non-fictional monograph on Tahiti. Taitbout offers several speculations on the significance of a society evolved in isolation, the political lessons it can offer European nations, and the fatal blow dealt to these isolated societies by the arrival of the Europeans. See also Bernard Smith, European Vision and the South Pacific, 1985, p 87. Kroepelien 1271. * Second edition of the second title. Howes B-290; Sabin 4178. See illustration.

Auction archive: Lot number 4069
Auction:
Datum:
22 Nov 2010
Auction house:
Bonhams London
San Francisco 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco CA 94103 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

Essai sur l'isle d'Otahiti, située dans la mer du sud, et sur l'esprit et les moeurs de ses habitants. Avignon and Paris: Froulle, 1779. xxiv, 125 pp. Engraved frontispiece view of Tahiti. * BOUND WITH: [Beaumarchais, Pierre Auguste Caron de]. Le Voeu de toutes les nations, et l'interet de toutes les puissances, dans l'abaissement et l'humiliation de la Grande-Bretagne. [N.p.]: 1778. [2], 74 pp. 8vo (196 x 117 mm). Early half speckled tan calf over speckled boards, spine gilt. Final two signatures in second title toned, else internally clean, spine label rubbed. First edition of the first title, the earliest non-fictional monograph on Tahiti. Taitbout offers several speculations on the significance of a society evolved in isolation, the political lessons it can offer European nations, and the fatal blow dealt to these isolated societies by the arrival of the Europeans. See also Bernard Smith, European Vision and the South Pacific, 1985, p 87. Kroepelien 1271. * Second edition of the second title. Howes B-290; Sabin 4178. See illustration.

Auction archive: Lot number 4069
Auction:
Datum:
22 Nov 2010
Auction house:
Bonhams London
San Francisco 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco CA 94103 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 [email protected]
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