Early or First French Edition. Quarto, half red leather, gilt work at spine, gilt page edges, marbled endpapers, cloth over boards, with engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette, illustrations throughout. Pacific exploration adventure story including Australia. Uncommon large format. An attractive Very Good volume, modest shelf wear to leather at spine, some modest foxing to beginning pages of text, first several leaves with coin sized light stain at fore-edge of pages, three of four cover corners showing boards beneath the cloth.