Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR (and I do mean spectacular!) & RARE-----GREAT VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY:  CIRCUMNAVIGATORS AND SCIENTISTS 1764-1843 by Jacques Brosse, Translated by Stanlet Hochman, Preface by Fernand Braudel.  Words cannot describe the G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S beauty of this coffee-table-size book---in fact, it better be a BIG coffee table, because it did not fit in my scanner.  Aside from the lively and fascinating text, every page is loaded with museum-quality prints---most in color.  You are bidding on the stated Facts On File First Edition from 1983.  Other than the usual ex libris markings and clipped back cardholder flyleaf, the book is in positively minty-mint condition----as if untouched by human hands. There are no rips, tears, etc.----and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (they still crackle) (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges.  So bid soon for this impossible-to-find BOOK and ART COLLECTIBLE.