Paris, 1782. ix,222ppp. [bound with:] Achard, F.C.: ANALYSE DE QUELQUES PIERRES PRECIEUSES. Paris. 1783. xvi,178pp. plus plate. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Hinges worn, head of spine chipped, lower corners heavily worn. Bookplate and manuscript notes on front fly leaf. Internally clean. Good plus. A series of thirteen letters supplying an early account of the people and customs of the United States. The Abbé Robin was a chaplain in the army of Count Rochambeau. His descriptions of the city of Boston, Gen. Washington, and the final days of the Revolutionary War are particularly good. The Abbé's work is bound with an interesting study by a well-known German chemist (here translated into French) on the properties of precious stones. CLARK I:298. HOWES R361. SABIN 72033. (Inventory #: WRCAM47447)
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