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    Re: La Perouse
    From: Wolfgang K�berer
    Date: 2007 Oct 6, 10:04 +0200

    George wrote:
    
        >How they found sufficient material from an expedition that failed to
    return, to occupy 3 volumes eludes me; presumably   he sent interim journals
    back to Paris during his travels.
    
    That's right: The "Pr�face du r�dacteur" in the first volume of the 1797
    edition says that "we are not entirely deprived of the fruits of his
    campaign" as he took every opportunity to send back his journals to Europe.
    That seems to be good and common practice at the time. I don't have that
    edition in my library, of course: You can find it on the "Gallica" website
    which I have mentioned before.
    
    Of greater interest for the list seem to be the extracts from the second
    volume of the English translation (3rd Ed., London 1807) on the Website of
    the Wisconsin Historical Society Digital Colection: Chapter XII:
    Astronomical Observations
    http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/aj&CISOPTR=1
    3467 containing remarks on the performance of their chronometers and the
    reliability of their observations.
    
    Wolfgang
    
    
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