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D’Angers au Bosphore pendant la guerre d’orient.
Two volumes in-4º, one of text and the other of plates, bound in half tan basane, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt title, gilt irons, spotted headband, vat paper on front and back covers.
2 ff.n.ch., iii, 1p.n.ch, 559 pp. 1 p.n.ch. 1 f.bl., 4 pp. 32 plates, 2 ff.
Large epistolary work of Victor Godard-Faultrier telling his journey to Bosphorus during the oriental war.
The work is accompanied by 32 lithographic plates representing the monuments visited by the Godard-Faultrier family. Copy of the author dedicated to his niece Marguerite Toiton on the original cover kept at the beginning of the book. Handwritten note pasted on the cover also signed by the author and dedicated to his niece on January 1, 1858. Original covers of the volume of plates also preserved.
The copy is enriched with a 6pp. report describing and praising the work of Godard-Faultrier. This report is extracted from the Mémoires de la Société d'agriculture de science et arts d'Angers by Ph. Béclard and inserted at the beginning of the work.
Victor Godard-Faultrier (1810-1896) was a French lawyer and prehistoric archaeologist who studied in Paris. His career began in Angers as a notary lawyer in 1841, then as deputy justice of the peace, then director of the museum of Saint Jean d'Angély. As a correspondent of the Commission of topography of Gaules in 1865, he became inspector of historical monuments. In 1841 he founded the museum of antiquities in Argers.