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Americas.- Bossu (Jean Bernard) Nouveaux Voyages dans l'Amérique Septentrionale, first edition, half-title, engraved coat-of-arms on dedication leaf to Philippe de Limbourg, 4 engraved plates after G. de St.Aubin, one folding, handsome contemporary mottled calf, gilt, a little rubbed, neatly rebacked preserving old gilt spine, corners repaired, [Sabin 6470], 8vo, Amsterdam [Paris], Changuion, 1777.


⁂ Bossu, a French army officer, made two trips to Louisiana which he described in his first book Nouveaux Voyages aux Indes Occidentales, published in 1768. This scarcer title is an account of his third trip and was published with the imprint of Amsterdam as he had previously got into trouble with the authorities after criticising the governor of New Orleans.

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