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Daniel Coxe
<span style="font-size:16.0pt; line-height:115%;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family: SimSun;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;border:none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0in;padding:0in;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ZH-CN;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"><b>A DESCRIPTION OF THE ENGLISH PROVINCE OF CAROLANA, BY THE SPANIARDS CALL'D FLORIDA, AND BY THE FRENCH LA LOUISIANE
B. Cowse, London, 1722. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., 122pp.; Bound in full leather, with paneled spine, red label, gilt lettering; some shelfwear, including scuffing, scratches, peeling to corners; boards slightly shaken; small sticker with name on front pastedown; first two endpapers tissue paper; lacking map; very mild waving to pages. Not Ex-Lib. RARE FIRST EDITION. The present work describes the first British exploration of the Mississippi Valley and gives the first English account of Louisiana. It is primarily an account of the Valley and only secondarily an account of Carolina, the area comprising present-day North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Daniel Coxe's father, physician to King Charles II and Queen Anne, was granted the land described in this volume. The author inherited these claims to grants and explored the region himself. These firsthand accounts had considerable success, being reprinted twice within five years. References: Vail 340; Wroth, American Tradition, 17; Cotten, p. 20; Servies 289; Church 886; Clark I:68; JCB Catalogue III, 315; Sabin 17279; European Americana 722/56; Simmons 1722#10; Streeter sale, 2:1120. QUITE SCARCE, with only one copy sold at auction in this country in the past twenty-five years I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. [Attributes: First Edition]
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