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ROMANCE OF TRAVEL,

FROM BREST,

TO THE ISLE OF BOURBON, BRAZIL, &c.

BY

DR. YVAN,

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PHYSICIAN TO THE SCIENTIFIC MISSION SENT BY FRANCE TO CHINA, &c.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.

LONDON:

JAMES BLACKWOOD, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLIV,

205.d..

d. 216,

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TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.

The writer of the following pages has, since their appearance in France, become so well known in literary circles, that surprise may very naturally be felt that no English edition of these sketches have previously appeared, more especially as they contain not only amusing and graphic descriptions by a man of the world, but also many valuable remarks on the natural history and botany of countries, comparatively but little known, by a man of reputed science and ethnological attainments.

Dr. Yvan, Physician to the French Embassy, has, in conjunction with M. Callery, produced a work on the Insurrection in China, at once entertaining and instructive, the translation of which has had considerable success in this country; and the notices which have appeared in some of our leading

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TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.

Reviews, of this interesting work, lead us to believe, that the following pages will be read with pleasure, and that the Translator's efforts will not entirely be “ Love's Labour Lost.”

LONDON, 1854.

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