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Laporte, Joseph de
Le Voyageur François Ou La Connoissance De L'Ancien Et Du Nouveau Monde (Tome 1) [Ex-libris Gouverneur Morris w/ armorial bookplate]
Chez Vincent, 1765. First Edition. Full Calf. viii, 432pp. Hardcover. 16.3cm. 16mo. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands to spine heavily decorated in gilt with labels for title and volume; all edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Book Condition: upper joint cracked, lower joint starting though both hinges are sound, corners showing wear, with scuffing to spine ends, and here and there in small patches; binding very sound and interior fresh bright and unmarred. Very Good at least. Very Good. From the personal library of Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816); Founding Father, contributor to U.S. Constitution, Revolutionary War hero, and liver of altogether amazing life. The Gouverneur Morris armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Condition of bookplate is Very Good+ at least. The 18th century copper engraving features the motto: "Tandem vincitur". [Allen: 591]. An extraordinarily scarce bookplate in a decidedly uncommon first edition of the first book of the monumental 42 volume "Le Voyageur François Ou La Connoissance De L'Ancien Et Du Nouveau Monde". [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: DuBois Rare Books (newyorkresident) [New York, New York, United States]
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