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SAINT PIERRE, J. H. B. de. A Voyage to the Isle of France, the Isle of Bourbon, and the Cape of Good Hope; with observations and Reflections upon Nature and Mankind.

SAINT PIERRE, J. H. B. de. A Voyage to the Isle of France, the Isle of Bourbon, and the Cape of Good Hope; with observations and Reflections upon Nature and Mankind.

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SAINT PIERRE, J. H. B. de. A Voyage to the Isle of France, the Isle of Bourbon, and the Cape of Good Hope; with observations and Reflections upon Nature and Mankind. By J. H. B. de Saint Pierre, Author of Studies of Nature. Translated from the French. To which is added Some Account of the Author. London: Printed by J. Cundee, for Vernor and Hood; J. Cuthell; and J. Walker, 1800 Contemporary calf, 8vo. xxiv,334pp.

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SAINT PIERRE, J. H. B. de. A Voyage to the Isle of France, the Isle of Bourbon, and the Cape of Good Hope; with observations and Reflections upon Nature and Mankind. By J. H. B. de Saint Pierre, Author of Studies of Nature. Translated from the French. To which is added Some Account of the Author. London: Printed by J. Cundee, for Vernor and Hood; J. Cuthell; and J. Walker, 1800 Contemporary calf, 8vo. xxiv,334pp.

The first English edition was published in 1775, this being the second edition. Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737 – 1814) was a French writer and botanist who travelled between 1768 and 1771 to the Isle of Bourbon. In an attractive contemporary calf the spine carefully rebacked in brown calf with a black leather label, some missing calf to boards repaired, a very nice fresh copy. [Mendelssohn: II, 263]