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LONG, John (fl. 1768-1791).
Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader.
London: Printed for the author; and sold by Robson, Debrett, et al., 1791. LONG, John (fl. 1768-1791). Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians; with an Account of the Posts situated on the River Saint Lawrence, Lake Ontario, &c. To which is added, a Vocabulary of the Chippewa. London: Printed for the author; and sold by Robson, Debrett, et al., 1791. 4to., (11 4/8 x 9 2/8 inches). 4-page Subscriber's list. Fine folding engraved map: "Sketch of the Western Countries of Canada 1791". Original publisher's paper boards, title in manuscript on the spine, uncut (front cover nearly detached, backstrip chipped); preserved in modern green morocco backed slipcase and chemise. Provenance: with the bookplate of Jay T. Snider on the inside of the chemise, his sale, Jay T. Snider Collection of Historical Americana, his sale Christie's 21 June 2005, lot 122; with the leather book label of Michael Sharpe, his sale, Bonham's, February 9th, 2015, lot 8 "The most valuable record of Indian life and the fur trade of the period" (Vail). First edition, and a valuable descriptive account from Long who lived in North America for nineteen years: "with respect to the descriptions of lakes, rivers, &c. which lie beyond Lake Superior, from lake Nipegon to lake Arbitis, I have given them as accurately as possible, either from my own knowledge, or the most authentic Indian accounts; …" (Preface). And important for the extensive vocabulary included at the end "…the vocabulary which is subjoined, and on which I have besto … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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