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Irocoplois [i.e. Lausanne or Leyden]: Chez Les Venerables, 1752.. Two volumes bound in one. 166[2];164pp. 16mo. Full crimson French morocco, gilt extra, a.e.g., blue pastepaper endsheets. Title printed in red and black. Binding somewhat rubbed, with shallow nick at crown of upper joint, light foxing, very good. With the bookplate of Robert Hoe. First edition of this somewhat early and popular anonymously published work by the adventurer/rogue/journalist/pamphleteer, and later Secretary to the King of Poland. The text is represented as a sequence of letters composed by a native American Iroquois, named Igli, traveling in Europe, critiquing European mores and foibles -- which inevitably fall short of his own native wisdom. Identification of the fictitious imprint varies between Lausanne and Leyden, depending on the reference. Reprints and somewhat abbreviated and revised editions followed soon after. SABIN 46922. BARBIER II:1278.
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