Rare, complete, published in 1845 by Belin-Leprieur in Paris, France. 652 pages, sturdy binding. Beautiful cover with gold details, shows wear but holds well. This maritime history book is in French and is entitled Famous Sailors from France ("Marins Illustres de la France'). Written by Léon Guérin who wrote France Maritime History ('L'Histoire Maritime de France"). Contains biographies on legendary sailors, commandants and admirals such as Jean de Vienne, Jacques Sore, Boucicaut, D'Aubusson, Sourdis, Guiton and many more. Book was owned by Doctor Jacques Fortier, renowned doctor and author from Montreal (Quebec, Canada) in the early 1900's. We acquired his private collection of antique medical and history books.