New Voyages to North-America (2 volumes)

Baron Lahontan (Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce Lahontan)

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Place Published: London
Publisher: J. Osborn (Volume 1) / J. Walthoe, R. Wilkin, J. and J. Bonwicke, J. Osborn, S. Birt, T. Ward and E. Wicksteed (Volume 2)
Date Published: 1735
Edition: Second edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 27757

Description

280; 304pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Rebound in sturdy plain red cloth with gilt stamped titles on the spines. New endsheets and flyleaves. Very good. The covers are slightly rubbed, and the top edges of the text blocks are darkened. The spine ends are gently bumped and the spines are subtly rolled. The pages are foxed. The front pastedown of volume 1 is heavily abraded, exposing the underlining boards. The first original page of volume 1 is lightly chipped and has several closed tears in the surface and edges. The longest closed tear measures 4 inches long. This page has been professionally tipped into the text. There is a small closed tear in the fore edge margin of the title page of this volume as well. There are a contemporary owner's bookplates on the versos of the title pages.

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A Great Part of which never Printed in the Original. Lacking 4 plates. Has 19 illustrations, including 2 folding maps and 2 fold-outs. Baron Lahontan was Lord-Lieutenant of the French Colony at Placentia in New Foundland. Subjects include The Names of the Fish in the River of St. Laurence, From its Mouth to the Lakes of Canada, A View of the Diseases and Remedies of the Savages, An Account of the Amours and Marriages of the Savages, An Appendix, Containing Some New Voyages to Portugal and Denmark, and more.