Paris: Henri Plon, 1869. First Edition. 8vo. 451, (1) pp. 13 illustrated plates (including 3 fold-outs); large folding color map titled "Malaisie et Indochine Carte Speciale pour Java, Siam et Canton Voyage Autour du Monde par Le Comte de Beauvoir". Although the titles page states 14 photo-gravures are included, the Table of Gravures at rear lists only 13. Etched bookplate of Arnaudet showing an open book over which his decorative initials are inscribed, surrounded by the elongated letters of a latin motto 'nunquan amicorum'; designed by Félix Bracquemond. Contemporary tan cloth with black title label on spine, gilt lettering & decoration; original blue, red and black wrappers bound in. General soiling and wear; a very good copy. Item #19458
Count Ludovic de Beauvoir (1846 - 1929), was a French traveler of the19th century. When he was only 19 years old, he embarked with his childhood friend the Duke of Penthievre for a trip around the world, which from 1865 to 1867 led him to Australia, in the Dutch East Indies, in Siam (now Thailand ), China, Japan and the United States. He published three volumes about his various travels and adventures, this being the second one. He recounts the great crocodile and rhinoceros hunts in Java and describes the splendor of the lifestyle of the princes and the nobility of Javanese dress. In Siam, Beauvoir witnesses strange ceremonies, including the incineration rites of the king. - wiki.