Redfield, N.Y., 1853. lxxx,267,pp. plus facsimile letter and fold-out map. Modern brown cloth, spine gilt. Light toning, light scattered foxing. Very good. Second edition, documenting the exploration of upper North America, and particularly the Mississippi River, by missionaries. "Beside the valuable relations, which afford us the first accounts of the Indian tribes which inhabited the vast track of the territory, from the St. Lawrence to the Mississippi, Mr. Shea has added notes, biographical sketches, and bibliographical accounts of works upon aboriginal history, which are scarcely to be overestimated...All the relations, narratives, and notes in this volume are filled with the most interesting details of the Indians, at a period when many of them for the first time, beheld the white foreigners in the persons of the missionaries and explorers" - Field. The map is a facsimile of the "newly-discovered map of Marquette." HOWES S357. FIELD 1391. SABIN 80002. (Inventory #: WRCAM50086)
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