The Discoveries of John Lederer, in Three Several Marches from Virginia to the West of Carolina, and Other Parts of the Continent, Begun in March, 1669, and Ended in September, 1670; Together with a General Map of the Whole Territory Which He Traversed. Collected and translated out of the Latine from his discourse and writings by Sir William Talbot.

(Charleston, SC: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co. for William Ashmead Courtenay, 1891). First edition thus, 1/20 copies. Large 4to. 47 pp. Map (here, on a single leaf). Lederer traveled down the Blue Ridge into present-day North Carolina. Courtenay (1831-1908) served in the Confederate army throughout the Civil War and as mayor of Charleston, 1879-1887. Cf. Howes L-178 ("First eye-witness description of the Valley of Virginia") for the 1672 original (this edition not noted by Howes). Thornton 7602. OCLC locates 10 of the 20 copies. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth (rubbed, worn at lower spine). Foxed, some strengthening of the front hinge, but a good solid copy of a rare edition of Lederer's travel account. (3402). Item #56947

Price: $750.00

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