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Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1790. 1 volume, 4to, xvi (title, opinion of the bookbinder, errata, foreword); iv (table of contents); 309 pages of text, wide margins, 12 folding maps and plates numbered I - XII. Original blue wrappers, quite rubbed, lacks spine, deckled edges. Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1790. First Edition. Internally very good. Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu (1738-1810) entered the navy at age fourteen. He was an explorer, hydrographer and French politician, notably Minister of Marine under Louis XVI and.....
New York: Harper, 2011. Illus. 8vo, two-toned board, d.w., a bump on the back and front covers on the bottom edge near the spine. New York: Harper, (2011). Story of a American military plane crash landing in Dutch New Guinea on May 13, 1945. Author chronicles the three survivors experiences in the jungle among the natives until their rescue.