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Lettre au Docteur Maty, Secretaire de la Societe Royale de Londres, sur les Geants Patagons by Gabriel Francois Coyer (Abbe); Dr Maty - 1st Edition - 1768 - from E C Books (SKU: 031933)

Lettre au Docteur Maty, Secretaire de la Societe Royale de Londres, sur les Geants Patagons

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Lettre au Docteur Maty, Secretaire de la Societe Royale de Londres, sur les Geants Patagons

by Gabriel Francois Coyer (Abbe); Dr Maty

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  • hardcover
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Bruxelles, 1768 An extremely scarce original copy of Abbe Coyer's spoof on the then hot topic of giant Patagonian people. There had been reports since Magellan's expedition in 1520 of a race of giants in Patagonia. Byron's expedition of 1766 in The Dolphin sparked further speculation that evidence of this race had been found. Coyer published a response to Dr Maty's (a fellow member of the Royal Society) letter on the subject, presenting an imaginary land peopled by giant Patagonians. [Travelers and Travel Liars 1660-1800 by Percy G Adams gives a detailed account of the Giant Patagonian story] In newer marbled card binding with leather label to spine. Contents: half title; title page; and text 138pp. The binding is slightly worn but clean and sound. Contents very clean with a little light staining to the top outside corner of around 4pp.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
031933
Title
Lettre au Docteur Maty, Secretaire de la Societe Royale de Londres, sur les Geants Patagons
Author
Gabriel Francois Coyer (Abbe); Dr Maty
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Place of Publication
Bruxelles
Date published
1768
Keywords
geants patagons; giant patagonians; Dr Maty; The Dolphin; Commodore Byron; eighteenth century expeditions; spoofs
Bookseller catalogs
LITERATURE; HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;
Size
16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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