Titre : Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi...
Éditeur : Redfield, New York
Date d'édition : 1852
Reliure : Half-Leather
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket Issued
Edition : First Edition
Type de livre : Ex-Library
268pp/folding map. 8 pages of publisher's ads at rear. Facsimile letter frontis, and facsimile large folding map of the Mississippi by Marquette. With the Original Narratives of Marquette, Allouez, Membre, Hennepin and Anastase Douay. Spine ends chipped with wear at corners. Interior clean, "Beside the valuable relations which afford us the first accounts of the Indian tribes which inhabited the vast track of territory, from the St. Lawrence to the Mississippi, Mr. Shea has added notes, biographical sketches, and bibliographical accounts of works upon aboriginal history, which are scarcely to be overestimated. All the relations, Narratives, and notes in this volume are filled with the most interesting details of the Indians, at a period when many of them for the first time, beheld the white foreigners in the persons of the missionaries and explorers." Minimal markings (title page and spine) Marbled end-papers. Tight and clean. N° de réf. du libraire 005536
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