Histoire Detaillée by FALLE, Philip (1656-1742).LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis (1712-1790), translator.

Histoire Detaillée by FALLE, Philip (1656-1742).LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis (1712-1790), translator. < >
FALLE, Philip (1656-1742).
LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis (1712-1790), translator.

Histoire Detaillée Des Isles De Jersey Et Guernsey, Traduite De L'Anglois Par Mr. Le Rouge, Ingénieur Géographe du Roi & de S.A.S. M. le Comte de Clermont. Paris, la Veuve Delaguette & Duchesne, 1757.

First Edition in French. 12mo (158 x 90 mm), pp. [ii], iv, [ii], 181, [3], including one whole page woodcut diagram and two part page woodcuts in text, two large folding maps (330 x 225 mm and 315 x 425 mm), two small wormholes at the head of the first three leaves, in contemporary mottled sheepskin, corners and headcaps chipped, smooth spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second on a tan label, the others tooled with a flower, stars and sprigs, edges of the boards tooled with a gilt roll, plain endleaves, red edges, preserved in a recent quarter red goatskin box, spine lettered in gilt.

A delightful copy of this scarce French translation of Philip Falle’s historical account of the Channel Islands, translated by Le Rouge, who also supplied the folding map of the islands and commends the map by Dumaresq as ‘sans contredit la meilleur jusqu’à présent’. Born on Jersey, Falle’s An Account of the Isle of Jersey, the Greatest of those Islands that are now the only Remainder of the English Dominions in France, London, John Newton, 1694, was the printed first account of the island. Falle also supplied the description of the Channel Islands for Bishop Gibson's 1722 translation of Camden's Britannia, and in 1734 he published an enlarged version of his history of Jersey.

OCLC lists four copies in continental Europe and Cambridge, Leeds, Dartmouth (UK), Bodleian, Harvard and Goucher.

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