1846 · New York
by Monette, John W.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1846. Three-quarter leather. Very good. Octavos. Two volumes: , 23 pages,  page blank, 567 pages, ; , xv,  page blank, 595 pages,  page blank,  page publisher advertisement, . Color frontispiece map volume 1 of the French, English, and Spanish Possessions 1745. Color frontispiece map volume 2 of Texas in 1836. Illustrated with 1 plan in volume 1 and 5 plates in volume 2. Later recased volumes with three quarter brown leather and marbled paper covered boards. Raised bands and gilt decorations and titles on the spines. Marbled end papers. Newer front and rear end sheets and blank end sheets. Frontispiece maps neatly tipped in. Interior contents in very good condition. Old signature at the top of each title page of Richard E. Butler.
Howes M 722; Field page 280; Sabin 49966. From Field,
"The first volume is principally occupied with a relation of the French and Spanish discovery of the territory, and the association of the colonial governments of these nations with the Indians, and their wars with the various tribes inhabiting it. Much of the larger portion of Vol. II. is devoted to a narration of the Indian wars of the States bordering the Ohio......The work is probably the best of the numerous class of books on the subject of western history. (Inventory #: 16226)