Nottingham Court Press, 1984, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Illustrated
670 g.; XX, 176 pages, the last 12 pages not numbered, foreword by David Bellamy, preface by author, acknowledgements, introduction by author, list of illustrations, primary sources, bibliography, chapter notes and index. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, showing a portrait of Francois Peron, made 15 days prior to his death ( the only known portrait ). The text is illustrated with 17 black-and-white reproductions of contemporary illustration and a one double page illustration. Black coloured cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Shelf marking to the lower book edges and slight cocking of the spine. Very light age toning of the text block edges and internal text. Black and white illustrated dustwrapper with a red background, the illustrations being executed by Francois Peron. White titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there is a small nick to the lower left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. A few marks and rubs to the laminate of the dustwrapper. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. A biography and examination of life of the French explorer and naturalist Francois Peron. " Napoleon's expedition to Australia ('aux Terres Australes') departed under the command of Nicholas Baudin but returned as the expedition of Francois Peron. The story of the life, times and work of Peron follows his meteoric rise and reveals the brilliance of his contributions to the entire range of interests of this major voyage of discovery. It presents conclusive evidence of Peron's pivotal role in the foundation of many fields of science and for his expedition's considerable share in the geographic discovery of Australia." -- from the introduction page XVI. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; History -- Australia; Aboriginal -- Australia; Exploration ; History -- France. ISBN: 0906691966. ISBN/EAN: 9780906691960. Inventory No: 0108265.