New York, 1881. Two volumes. 410,pp. plus five plates; 354,pp. plus six plates and folding map. 20th-century three-quarter calf and cloth, spines gilt. Minor shelf wear. Internally clean. Very good. Untrimmed and largely unopened. First edition of the English translation by John Gilmary Shea. "Written by a Recollect missionary so hostile to his Jesuit co-workers that Frontenac himself is supposed to have collaborated. However, that it was suppressed is not substantiated. Supremely important historically for its detail on La Salle's activities in Illinois and for supplying the first printed account of his epochal voyage down the Mississippi" - Howes. The folding map is a facsimile of the original 1691 map by Rouillard. Scarce. LANDE 519 TPL 109. HOWES L172, "aa." DIONNE II:1693. GAGNON I:2002. (Inventory #: WRCAM50807)
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