“A LATIN CIVILIZATION, SINEWY, VALIANT, CULTURED, RICH, AND PROUD”: CABLE’S THE CREOLES OF LOUISIANA
CABLE, George W. The Creoles of Louisiana. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth, patterned endpapers. $400.
First edition of this history of the Louisiana Creoles, one of only 2000 copies, with folding map of Louisiana and 43 full-page and in-text illustrations.
A history of the Creoles of Louisiana starting with the founding of New Orleans by D'Iberville in 1718, by "pioneering local-color writer about Creole New Orleans and a public advocate for black equality in his native South during and after Reconstruction" (Louisiana State University). This is widely considered to be a classic reference, still useful for those researching Louisiana and its people. Originally written as a special section of the Tenth U.S. Census, this work was subsequently revised and retitled as The Creoles of Louisiana. In BAL's extra-gilt binding, no priority. BAL 2338.
Inner paper hinges repaired, light wear to original cloth, spine ends repaired. An extremely good copy.