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Le Beau, C[laude]
1738 Claude Le Beau Travel Eastern Canada New England Huron Iroquois Algonquin
Herman Uytwerf, 1738. Avantures du Sr. C. Le Beau, Avocat en Parlement, ou Voyage Curieux et Nouveau, Parmi les Sauvages de l'Amerique Septentrionale, dans lequel, On trouvera une Description du Canada, avec une Relation tres particuliere des ancienne Coutumes, Moeur & Facons de vivre des Barbares qui l'habitent & de la maniere dont ils se comportent aujourd'hui Author: Le Beau, C[laude] Published: Amsterdam; Herman Uytwerf, 1738 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Good (please see full item description for details) Description: Two volumes, pp. [xiv], 370, [6]; 430,[ 6], with six folding plates and a folding map. Modern full-leather with marbled endpapers. Title pages clipped at upper and lower edges; damage with losses to three plates, repairs to back of map; all else very good. Le Beau was transported from France to Quebec in 1729, probably on a charge of libertinism. According to his own account, he was appointed a clerk in the Beaver Office and then chief clerk in the King's warehouses. Bored and depressed, he stole gunpowder from the warehouses and set off for New England. A warrant for his arrest was issued, but he escaped, encountering many perils (natural and human) before he reached Boston and eventually sailed for Holland. His ensuing work on his adventures in North America includes much detail on Huron, Iroquois, and Algonquin customs, but its style has been dubbed fanciful. Howes (L-167) describes the work as "a basically veracious narrative from competent authorities, though somewhat romanticised." The Dictionary of Canadian Biography argues that Le Beau "deserves c … [Click Below for Full Description]
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