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Claude Farrère and D.C. Fouqueray
ESCALES D'ASIE. PARIS: LABOREY, 1947
LIMITED EDITION, ONE OF 20 COPIES with an ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR by D.C. Fouqeray (captioned, signed with initials and dated 1921), this being copy number 16, of a total edition of 450 copies, 4to (280 x 222mm.), map of Arabia, 45 coloured illustrations after watercolours by D.C. Fouqueray some full-page and one double-page, text and plates loose (as issued) within original cream wrappers, upper cover with title and coloured illustration of Muscat, housed within a patterned blue cloth chemise and slipcase
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A FINE COPY. ONE OF ONLY 20 COPIES ISSUED WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR by Fouqeray, this one showing a Dhow, which is reproduced on page 86 of the book.

Escales d'Asie describes a sailing voyage round the coast of Arabia. Beginning in Suez the author travelled down the Red Sea, to Aden, then Muscat and up the Persian Gulf to Basra. In his peregrinations he appears to be following in the footsteps of the artist, Charles Fouqueray, whose watercolours illustrate this work. Fouqueray (1869-1956), was for many years the official artist to the French navy and travelled in Arabia some twenty-five years before the publication of this book - many of the illustrations are dated 1921.

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