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Hennepin, Louis (active 17th century) A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America, Extending above Four Thousand Miles, Between New Fr

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2865B
Lot:
199
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$1,169$950

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

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Hennepin, Louis (active 17th century) A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America, Extending above Four Thousand Miles, Between New France and New Mexico.
London: for M. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bonwick, T. Goodwin, and S. Manship, 1698.
Octavo, two parts in one volume, each with its own title page; the edition with the first line of the imprint ending with Tonson; engraved frontispiece opposite first title, lacking both folding maps, provided in facsimile; illustrated with six folding plates: Niagara Falls; The Taking of Quebeck by the English; Wild Bulls (i.e. buffalo); The Unfortunate Adventures of Monsieur de la Salle; The Murther of Monsieur de la Salle; and The Cruelty of the Savage Iroquois; bound in full crushed blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, front board becoming detached.
Estimate $700-900

A8, a4, B-S8, R2; A8, a8, B-M8, N4, O-P8, Q6.


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London, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Jacob Tonson, La Salle, Louis Hennepin, Recollects

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