Voyage en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838-1840 sur la corvette La Recherche, commandée par M. Fabvre. Publiés par ordre du Roi sousla direction de M. Paul Gaimard.
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Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1855). The following text volumes only:
Géologie, Minéralogie, Métallurgie, by E. Robert. Paris, A. Bertrand, no date. 2 vols. bound in one. 8vo. pp. (2), 210; pp. (4), 308; Géologie, Minéralogie, Métallurgie et Chimie. By J. Durocher. Paris, A. Bertrand, no date. 8vo. pp. (4), 482; Géographie Physique, Géographie Botanique, Botanique et Physiologie. By Ch. Martins, J. Vahl, L.L. Laestadius and others. Paris, A. Bertrand, no date. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. (4), 474; pp. (4), 455; Astronomie et Hydrographie. By V. Lottin, A Bravais and others. Paris, A. Bertrand, no date. 8vo. pp. (4), 531. All vols. bound in contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides.
"The commission was instructed to investigate and report on all phases of science, on history, and social conditions of the northern countries mentioned in the title. The Scandinavian countries, Sweden and Norway, and the Spitsbergen archipelago were visited during the summer of 1838 and 1839, and in the summer of 1840 a trip was made to Archangel" (Arctic Bibl.).
Provenance: Bookplate of Schloss Brunsee, the library of Marie Caroline Duchess of Berry, daughter of King Francis I of Naples-Sicily and daughter-in-law of King Charles X of France. All volumes have the bookplate of Schloss Brunsee.
B.M.(N.H.) II, pp. 607-608,