1[Arago, J. (Jacques), 1823, Narrative of a voyage round the world (Promenade autour du monde ), Reprint 1971, Da Capo Press, New York, page 166]

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The coast from the moment we saw it exhibited nothing but a picture of desolation; no rivulet consoled the eye, no tree attracted it; no mountain gave variety to the landscape, no dwelling enlivened it. Everywhere reigned sterility and death.

If a few birds of prey skimmed, with rapid wing, that flats washed by waves, where, we asked ourselves, could they satisfy their hunger? Where could they quench their thirst? Do all beings that dwell in this inhospitable land drink salt water? Where are their resources? For they must have wants. Where are their enjoyments? For they must have desires.

At first view, you take in an immense distance: but beware of looking for any enjoyment; the search would be merely wasting your strength, without finding the least relief.

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Author Arago, J. (Jacques), 1790-1855.

Uniform Title Promenade autour du monde. English

Title Narrative of a voyage round the world : in the Uranie and Physicienne corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet ... 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820 ... in ... letters to a friend / by J. Arago ... to which is prefixed the report made to the Academy of Sciences ...

Imprint London : Treuttel, 1823.

LOCATION CALL NO STATUS MESSAGE

2nd Floor Rare Materials Q 910.4 ARA NOT FOR LOAN ASK SLWA STAFF

Order cancelled for Heritage Collections.

Call # Q 910.4 ARA

Phys. Description vi, xxvii, 285, 297 p., [26] leaves of plates ; 28 cm.

Note Translation of: Promenade autour du monde. 1822.

Ferguson no. 885.

Subject Freycinet, Louis de, 1779-1842.

Physicienne (Corvette)

Uranie (Corvette)

Voyages around the world.

Other Number 2684009

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Author Arago, J. (Jacques), 1790-1855

Uniform Title Promenade autour du monde. English

Title Narrative of a voyage around the world / J. Arago.

Imprint Amsterdam : N. Israel ; New York : Da Capo Press, [1971]

LOCATION CALL NO STATUS MESSAGE

3rd Floor Rare Materials 910.4 ARA NOT FOR LOAN USE IN SLWA

Call # 910.4 ARA

Phys. Description vi, xxvii, 297 p. : ill.,1 folded map ; 26 cm.

Series Bibliotheca Australiana ; no. 45

Bibliotheca Australiana ; 45.

Note Translation of Promenade autour du monde.

Reprint of 1823 ed. entitled: Narrative of a voyage round the world : in the Uranie and Physicienne corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820 ...

Subject Freycinet, Louis de, 1779-1842.

Uranie (Corvette)

Physicienne (Corvette)

Voyages around the world.

Other Number 77075480

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ISBN 9060720369

Marc G420.F8 A613 1971