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CARVER, Jonathan.

Voyage dans les Parties Intérieures l'Amerique Septentrionale,

pendant les Années 1766, 1767 & 1768. Par... Capitaine d'une Compagnie de Troupes Provinciales pendant la Geurre du Canada entre la France & l'Angleterre. Ouvrage traduit sur la Troisieme Édition Angloise, par M. de C... avec des Remarques & quelques Additions du Traducteur.

Paris : 1784 Stock Code: 38811
£850.00
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Notes

First French edition. Account of the French and Indian War, and of Major Robert Rogers's attempt to find the north-west passage. When separated from the rest of the mission Carver had lived with the Dakota Sioux and "closely recorded their customs and culture in great detail" (ODNB). Despite doubts about its authenticity his account became "the most popular substantial account of any Amerindians originally written in English, and it enjoyed sixteen editions by the end of the century and translations into Dutch, German, and French." Notwithstanding the success of his account, Carver died in 1780 "absolutely and strictly starved".

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Description

Octavo (200 x 125 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, green silk page-marker, red edge-stain.

Illustrations

Folding map, modern reproduction of the portrait from the third English edition bound in, no portrait called for in this edition.

Condition

Somewhat browned, some occasional foxing, else a very good copy, rubbed at the extremities, upper joint cracking at the head, upper corners and spine repaired.

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