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A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America, Extending Above Four Thousand Miles Between New France & New Mexico, with a Description of the Great Lakes, Cataracts, Rivers, Plants, and Animals
London, UK: Henry Bonwicke, 1699. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Title continued: Also, the Manners, Customs, and Languages of the several Native Indians; And the Advantage of Commerce with those different Nations. With a Continuation Giving an Account of the Attempts of the Sieur de la Salle upon the Mines of St. Barbe, & c. The Taking of Quebec by the English; with the Advantages of a Shorter Cut to China and Japan. Father Louis Hennepin explored the Great Lakes and rivers of the Upper Midwest with an expedition of fellow Franciscan Recollects, including Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle. Half-leather bound w/raised bands on the spine and gold foil stamping, marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Victorian-era binding. Two volumes in one: xvi + 240 + xxii + 216 pp. 2nd London Edition, frontispiece + 6 folding plates (Niagara Falls, a buffalo, 2 ships, Murder of La Salle, the Savage Iroquois, Taking of Quebec) + 2 folding maps. Defects: inner hinges slightly cracked but solid, bookplate of Edward N. Crane, couple of small tears to the frontispiece. First free endpaper barely attached, first folding map has some professionally repaired tears on the creases as does the second folding map. Some additional unrepaired tears on the creases where it attaches to the page.
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