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America.- Crevecoeur (Hector Saint-John de) Lettres d'un Cultivateur Americain, 3 vol., third French edition, engraved vignette titles, frontispiece to vol.1, 5 folding maps and 3 plates (1 folding), some foxing, contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt, spine ends chipped, [Sabin 17495; Howes C883], Paris, Chez Cuchet, 1787.

⁂ Third and best edition of this important work which Howes describes as follows: "Description of American life of great influence in attracting European immigration in the post-revolutionary period. As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century." The author, a native of Normandy, went to the British colonies at the age of sixteen and having settled himself on a farm near the frontier became one of the first victims of the War of Independence when Indian allies of the British set fire to and destroyed his property. This edition is the first in any language to include the third volume.

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America.- Crevecoeur (Hector Saint-John de) Lettres

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM GMT
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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