Le Petit Neptune Francais; or, French Coasting Pilot for the Coast of Flanders, Channel, Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean, to Which is Added, the Coast of Italy from the River Var to Orbitello; with the Gulf of Naples, and the Island of Corsica. William Faden.
Le Petit Neptune Francais; or, French Coasting Pilot for the Coast of Flanders, Channel, Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean, to Which is Added, the Coast of Italy from the River Var to Orbitello; with the Gulf of Naples, and the Island of Corsica.
Le Petit Neptune Francais; or, French Coasting Pilot for the Coast of Flanders, Channel, Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean, to Which is Added, the Coast of Italy from the River Var to Orbitello; with the Gulf of Naples, and the Island of Corsica.

Le Petit Neptune Francais; or, French Coasting Pilot for the Coast of Flanders, Channel, Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean, to Which is Added, the Coast of Italy from the River Var to Orbitello; with the Gulf of Naples, and the Island of Corsica.

London: for W. Faden, 1793. First Edition. Quarto. Item #022060

3rd printing revised and enlarged. 147pp., (8)pp index. Engraved frontispiece view of the Tower of Cordouan, 42 folding plates of charts, plans and maps. "Many of the charts in Faden's Le Petit Neptune follow those in Thomas Jeffery's atlas of the same name of thirty years' earlier. They are however newly engraved with Faden's imprint... and a plate number in the upper right corner" (Shirley). The work was issued as a response to the revolutionary upheavals in France, in anticipation of war with France. Earlier rebinding of 3/4 brown cloth over green marbled paper covered boards, endpapers renewed, red spine label gilt, there is a crack along the gutter of frontispiece and title page which evidently was done for some odd reason by binder(?) some toning or scattered foxing to plates, some off-setting from plates. The bottom edges of some plates creased. A very good copy. From the library of Sir Francis Fletcher Vane Armiger Commander of the Noble Order of Christ with his bookplates. Among the most pointless of deaths in Easter Week of 1916 was that of the Irish pacifist and feminist Francis Sheehy-Skeffington. The attempt by the British to cover up the murders was thwarted by Major Francis Fletcher-Vane, who had been ordered to bury the bodies. Vane took his complaints to the highest authorities and was discharged from the army later that year for his part in the affair.

Price: $950.00

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