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LA HARPE (Jean-Francois de).

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A compendium of the general history of travel, containing the most remarkable, useful and proven facts about the countries the travellers entered, the customs of the inhabitants, religion, customs, arts and sciences, commerce, manufacturing, enriched with maps and figures. Paris, hôtel de Thou - Paris, Laporte - Paris, Moutardier, 1780-An IX. 31 volumes out of 32 (volume 9 is missing), in-8, period calf (rubbed, some caps damaged, irons on the back slightly different from volume 24 to volume 30 and different for volumes 31-32, some freckles). The book is decorated with 75 folding cards, a folding table and 85 figures out of text, 20 of which are folding. Divided into five parts : Travels in Africa, Asia, America, the poles and around the world.

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