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Les marins illustres de la France / par Léon Guérin.

Guérin, Léon, 1807-

Les marins illustres de la France / par Léon Guérin. - Paris : Belin-Leprieur, 1846 - viij, 632 pages, [18] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

Illustrated with 18 lithographed portraits of illustrious sailors, accompanied by their coat of arms (hand-coloured and gilded) and followed by a bibliography for each (Bouricault – Jean de vienne Polain - Baron de la garde -Pierre d'Aubusson Villiers de l'ile Adam - Parisot de la Valette - l'Archevèque H. de Sourdis - Dusquene - Jean Bart - Valbelle - Jean et Victor-Marie d'Estrées - Tourville - Duguay-Trouin - Forbin - Mahé de la Bourdonnais - Le Bailli de Suffren - D'Estaing - La Touche-Tréville).

In an original embossed brown hardcover; boards decorated with gold-tooled naval scenes and coat of arms; all edges gilt.


Sailors -- France -- Biography
Naval history -- France
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