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Petite Histoire des Naufrages

Date: c 1835
Overall: 152 x 114 x 10 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Ink on paper, cloth covered boards, leather, gilt
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00027904
Place Manufactured:Paris

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    A book by Clovis Detranchant titled 'Petite Histoire des Naufrages' [Short stories of shipwrecks] published in Paris, France by A. Fontenay about 1835.
    The book, aimed at children, begins with an introduction by the author entitled 'Un mot a mes jeunes lectures' ('A word for my young readers'). The stories are illustrated by eight lithographs by J. Rigo.
    Significance'Petite Histoire des Naufrages' contains eleven stories of shipwrecks and castaways including Augustus Earle and Captain Bligh.
    HistoryVery little is known about Clovis Detranchant but the stories he recalls in his book 'Petite Histoire des Naufrages' are much more familiar. Along with the excitement of new discoveries, readers, particularly children, were fascinated by tales of shipwreck and survival.
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