History and General Description of New France. Translated, with notes, by John Gilmary Shea.

New York: The translator, 1866-1872. First American edition and first edition in English (first published Paris, 1744), 1/25 large paper copies. Folio (13 inches). Six volumes: (4), 286, (1); (6), 284, (1); (4), v, (1), 11-312; (2), 308, (1); 311; 256, (1) pp. Illustrated, 18 maps, 15 plates, four facsimiles. Howes C-307: "The principal work of this great Jesuit traveler and historian and the pre-eminent authority on the French period in the west." Sabin 12137: "This is the first translation into English of Charlevoix's celebrated and important work. Dr. Shea has added notes, corrected references, and improved the bibliography, at the same time retaining, in all its originality, Charlevoix's text." Brinley sale 77. Very good untrimmed and largely unopened copy. Later two-tone cloth, gilt spine titles for "E. A. Bates" with his name gilt-stamped at the base of each spine; Erl Augustus Bates (1889-1973), a 1905 graduate of Cornell University, later served as a professor of ethnology there and published a number of books on Native Americans. (9858). Item #63076

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