Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville, capitaine de Vaisseau. Publié par ordonnance de Sa Majesté.

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Paris, Tastu, 1830-35.
Text volumes only:
Vol. 1: par A. Lesson & A. Richard.Paris 1832. pp. (6), 376. Contemporary calf, gilt lettered spine.
Vol. 2: par A. Richard. Paris 1834. pp. (6), lvi, 167. Contemporary calf, gilt lettered spine.
Vol. 1: par Quoy & Gaimard. Paris 1830. pp. (4). xlx, 268. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt lettered spine.

The complete text of the botanical section and the first volume of four of the zoological section. The subtitle of the first botanical text volume is 'Essai d'une flore de la Nouvelle-Zélande'. This important voyage was one in a great series undertaken by the French government in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for scientific and political purposes. Old stamp on title pages.