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Voyages dans la haute Pensylvanie et dans l'état de New-York,
1801 - par un Membre adoptif de la Nation Onéida.First edition. 3 vols. Large folding & 4 further folding maps, frontispiece, 4 folding tables, & 5 plates (incl 3 folding). 8vo. Contemporary calf, rebacked, with red morocco labels to spines, with half titles to each vol. xxxii, 427; xiv, 434; xii, 410pp. Paris, Mardan, an IX - An original work, presented in the form of a translation. ?The author spent nearly a quarter of a century in America, saw Washington, in 1774, come to the first Congress fresh from his farm, witnessed his extraordinary career, and, in 1797, saw him retire to the private life of an agriculturist. His experience, therefore, enables him to give much information and personal gossip not readily found elsewhere? (Sabin). The Monthly Review noted that ?This work is distinguished by its valuable details on the aboriginal tribes, and their gradual disappearance. No other writer has so well described the indian great councils, or assemblies.? Howes, C884; Field, 388; Sabin, 17495.
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