Henri Duveyrier - les Touaregs du nord - 1864

Description
Henri Duveyrier - les Touaregs du nord - 1864
Archaeology, Biology, Botany, Cartography, Colonial history, Geology, Illustrated, Physics, Reference works, Sociology, Travels - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description

First edition.
Volume 1 indicated but certainly a single volume- 499 pp - Quite complete with the supplement in 36 pp bound at the end.
NB: “A second volume devoted to trade was planned but doesn’t seem to be have been published.” (Source: internet)
Set adorned with a total of XXXI (31) plates in reproductions of tipped-in study drawings by Duveyrier himself including botanical plates and living species plates in the supplement.

NB: Missing the fold-out map at the very end of the book and plates 26-27 reverses.

Half leather binding - Smooth spine.

Condition: Binding in good used condition - Damaged headcaps - Hinges are pretty sturdy but have partial splits - Corners in good condition.
Aged interior, yellowed without anything particularly serious - Last endpaper is crumpled.

Henri Duveyrier was a French explorer at the time of the French colonial expansion. He was one of the first Westerners to live among the Tuaregs Ajjer in 1861 and studied all ethnic, human and geographical aspects.
" This monograph, the first devoted to the Touaregs, remained a reference and Henri Duveyrier was long regarded as an expert in Saharan issues.”

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Archaeology, Biology, Botany, Cartography, Colonial history, Geology, Illustrated, Physics, Reference works, Sociology, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Henri Duveyrier
Book Title
les Touaregs du nord
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1864
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Challamel Ainé
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
536
Dimensions
24×16 cm
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