T. Rickaby for J. Debrett, 1801. First English Language Edition. THE LITTLE SEA TORCH
Or, TRUE GUIDE FOR COASTING PILOTS:
By which they are clearly instructed how to navigate along the coasts of England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Sicily; the isles of Malta, Corsica, Sardinia, and others in the straits; and of the coast of Barbary, from Cape Bon to Cape de Verd.
Bougard, R. / Serres, John Thomas
(Translated from the French)
Published by London, printed by T. Rickaby for J. Debrett and the author, 1801.
Bougard and Serres, John Thomas. The little sea torch: or, true guide for coasting pilots: by which they are clearly instructed how to navigate along the coasts of England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sicily... the coast of barbary, from cape bon to cape de verd... together with plans of the principal harbours... translated from the French of le sieur bougard, with corrections and additions, by j.t. serres. London: t. rickaby for the author and others, 1801.
First English edition, folio (440 x 275mm.), 20 hand- coloured aquatint plates each showing two or more coastal views and 24 hand-coloured detailed plans on 12 sheets, engraved by John Luffman, contemporary full diced Russia, gilt, housed in modern ¼ calf book-style box, very occasional spotting or offsetting. Very good condition, a bright tight copy and diced Russia still in good maintained condition lower part of front hinge spilt.
The first and only edition of this very attractive coasting pilot, translated by Serres from René Bougard's Le Petit flambeau de la mer (1810). Very Good. Item #265
Price (USD): $14,750.00