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    Alcide d'Orbigny. Voyage Dans les Deux Amériques. Paris: Furne, Jouvet et Cie, 1867. Nouvelle edition, revised. Illustrated. Folding maps. Quarter brown morocco binding. Some rubbing; dampstain to blank preliminary and terminal pages. Very good.

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    Quarto. iv, 614 pages. Numerous tissue-guarded illustrations, many of which fold out. Two folding maps, one of North America, one of South America, both with colored boundaries. Text in French. Quarter brown morocco binding over marbled paper boards. Gilt spine in six compartments. Marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to binding, particularly along edges and joints. Scattered foxing throughout. Dampstain to blank preliminary and terminal pages. Bookplate. In worn slipcase. Very good.

    Alcide d'Orbigny (1802-1857) was a French naturalist who was sent to South America by the Paris Museum in 1826. After seven years he returned with more than 10,000 natural history specimens. His experiences and findings were published in the original edition of this book, which his friend Charles Darwin called "one of the great monuments of science in the 19th century."

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