Paris: l'Auteur, 1782.
140 engraved plates. 2 vols., very thick 4to, original mottled boards; uncut, but lacking spines & disbound; internally clean and crisp. Paris: l'Auteur, Froule Nyon, Barrois, 1782. Very good.
A classic of natural history and discoveries in the Far East, including China, Ceylon, Malacca, the Philippines, Burma & the Maldives. The plates, beautifully engraved by Poisson after drawings by the author, are mostly of birds, flora & fauna, but include customs, religion, sciences and arts.