Le Grand ou Legrand d'Aussy - Voyage d'Auvergne - 1788

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Le Grand ou Legrand d'Aussy - Voyage d'Auvergne - 1788
Reizen - Aantal: 1 - Boek

Very beautiful copy, without any foxing, of this rare first edition from 1788 in a single volume, quite complete with the fold-out plate that is often missing.

Octavo: 20 x 12 cm, XII + 556 pp + 1 fold-out plate in frontispiece.
Old tawny lambskin half binding, red title label and roulette bands on the spine, all edges blue.

One of his brothers having been appointed abbot of Saint-André de Clermont, Legrand went to pay him a visit.
Jean-Baptiste Legrand d'Aussy travelled the Auvergne as a naturalist in 1787 and 1788.

This account constitutes the best and most complete description of the Auvergne that was written in the 18th century.
The author provides an original testimony on the situation of this region at the end of the Ancien Régime and especially on the scientific ideas that prevailed there. He was, in the modern sense of the word, a great reporter.

He makes a travelogue to the glory of a little-known region remarkable for tourism, divided into 3 parts:
-The first is a description of the city of Clermont-Ferrand.
- The second describes volcanoes and springs.
-The last lists possible routes for walks and discoveries.

The book is illustrated with a panorama of the city of Clermont and its surrounding volcanoes.

Shipped by Colissimo with insurance and hand delivery.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Reizen
Auteur/ Illustrator
Le Grand ou Legrand d'Aussy
Boektitel
Voyage d'Auvergne
Staat
Zeer goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1788
Druk
Eerste druk
Taal
Frans
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
Eugène Onfroy à Paris
Band
Halfleer
Aantal pagina‘s.
568
Afmetingen
20×12 cm
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