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Decouvertes et etablissements des Francais dans l'ouest et dans le sud
Cost: $1,200
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FIRST EDITION OF MARGRY’S WORK ON THE FRENCH EXPLORATION OF NORTH AMERICA

MARGRY, Pierre. Decouvertes et etablissements des Francais dans l’ouest et dans le sud de l’Amerique Septentrionale. Paris: D. Jouaust, 1875 [i.e. 1876]-86. Six volumes. Octavo, original gray paper wrappers, uncut and unopened. $1200.

First edition of this collection of “memoires et documents originaux” relating to the French exploration of North America (1614-1754).

“Reports, journals and letters, many here first printed, illuminating French explorations and Indian trade, from Canada to the Gulf, from the St. Lawrence to the Rockies” (Howes M283). With 3 (of 4, according to Howes) frontispiece portraits. Includes writings by Robert Cavelier, Peres Joseph le Caron and Jean d’Olbeau, Louis XIV, LeMoyne d’Iberville, LeMoyne de Bienville, Compte de Frontenac, and others.

Light foxing to volume III. Fragile original paper wrappers in near-fine to very good condition with light soiling and minor chipping to a few spines.