Bougainville, Louis Antoine, Comte de Voyage autour du monde par la fregate du roi La Boudeuse et la flute L'Etoile, en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769. with 3 folded copper plates and 20 folded copper engraved maps. Paris, Saillant & Nyon 1771. 4 sheets, 417 pp., (3 pp.) calfskin binding currently with rich R-gilding, inner edge gilding and marbled inner mirrors (somewhat rubbed, scraped). Sabin 6864. - Borba de M. 115. - Hill Coll. 31f. - Taylor 5. - Du Rietz 109. - Rare first edition. Description of the famous circumnavigation of the world under French command. "Bougainville created a great deal of interest among the French in the Pacific" (Hill). With 3 folded copper plates and 20 folded copper engraved maps. Contemp. calf with rich spine gilding, stamped inner dentelles and marbled inner mirrors (a little bit rubbed, and chafed).