Lot 252 of 455:
De Zeden der Wilden van Amerika, 1731  

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$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
De Zeden der Wilden van Amerika
Author:
Lafitau, Joseph-Francois
Place:
The Hague
Publisher:
Gerard Vander Poel
Date:
1731
Description:

2 volumes in one. 36, [18], 555 pp. 42 plates. (Folio), 31x20 cm. (12¼x7¾"), full vellum, holographic spine title. First Dutch Edition.

First translation into Dutch of the work by Lafitau, one of the first ethnographers. Compiles "information about the Iroquois and other northern tribes acquired by a long residence among them." Howes L22.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Wear and staining to covers, covers slightly splayed; some tears and losses to endpapers, first signature loose, tear to title page, slight toning and foxing; overall very good.
 
Item number:
304193
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