Lot 35 of 739:
French edition of classic accounts of American natural history and exploration  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$360
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Voyage Dans Les Parties Sud de L'Amérique Septentrionale

Author:
Bartram, William

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Chez Maradan, Libraire

Date:
[1801]

Description:

Two volumes. 457 pp. plus folding map, two folding plates, frontispiece, and errata; 436pp. plus folding plate and errata. (8vo) 20.5x129 cm (8x5") original paper covered boards. Reissue of first French edition.

A reissue of the first French edition of one of the classic accounts of southern natural history and exploration, with much material relating to the southern Indian tribes.  For the period, Bartram's work is unrivalled. "...Bartram wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field.  "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin.  Sabin calls for four plates plus the frontispiece portrait.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Covers worn. Volume I: front cover nearly detached; first page of introduction detached. Volume II: text block detached from covers and spine with the exception of 2" of first page causing 2 inch closed tear through text and last few pages attached to rear cover.


 
Item number:
244242a
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