The Governor’s Noble Guest: Hyacinthe de Bougainville’s Account of Port Jackson, 1825 (Marc Serge Riviere) soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Carlton South: The Miegunyah Press, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Chronological tables ; Black & white plates; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Appendices ;
From the cover: Baron Hyacinthe de Bougainville was the son of the famous French Pacific navigator Louis-Antoine de Bougainville. Like his father he was an officer of the French navy and in 1825 he commanded an expedition which took the ships Thetis and Esperance to Macau, Manila and New South Wales. It was at his initiative that the monument to his hero, La Perouse, was erected there.
This book is a translation of the private diaries kept by the Baron during his stay in New South Wales. In the diaries he recorded both his reactions to the society of the colony and his observations on some o…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVII] 291 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entrance you with a variety of books within my Biography catalogue?