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Histoire de la Louisiane et de la Cession de Cett Colonie par la France aux Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale; Precedes d'un Discours sur la Constitution et le Gouvernement des Etats-Unis... Avec une Carte Relatie a l'Etendu by  Francois (1745-1837) Barbe-Marbois - Paperback - First - 1829 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: E0600)

Histoire de la Louisiane et de la Cession de Cett Colonie par la France aux Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale; Precedes d'un Discours sur la Constitution et le Gouvernement des Etats-Unis... Avec une Carte Relatie a l'Etendu

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Histoire de la Louisiane et de la Cession de Cett Colonie par la France aux Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale; Precedes d'un Discours sur la Constitution et le Gouvernement des Etats-Unis... Avec une Carte Relatie a l'Etendu

by Barbe-Marbois, Francois (1745-1837)

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A wonderful copy with the elusive original wrappers

[6]+485 pages with hand colored folding copper-engraved map. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2") bound in extremely rare original publisher's wrappers. Untrimmed in custom cloth case. (Howes B115, Streeter 1599 and Sabin 3306) First edition.

Francois Barbe-Marbois, marquis de Barbe-Marbois, was born in Metz, where his father was director of the local mint, Barbe-Marbois tutored the children of the Marquis de Castries. In 1779 he was made secretary of the French legation to the United States. In 1780, Barbe-Marbois sent a questionnaire to the governors of all 13 former American colonies, seeking information about each state's geography, natural resources, history, and government. Thomas Jefferson, who was then finishing his final term as Virginia's governor, responded to this query with a manuscript that later became his famous "Notes on the State of Virginia". Barbe-Marbois was elected a Foreign Honorary Member to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society in 1781. When the minister Chevalier de la Luzerne returned to France in 1783, Barbe-Marbois remained in America as charge d'affaires in 1784. That year he married Elizabeth Moore (1765-1834), the daughter of William Moore, former governor of Pennsylvania. In 1803 he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase treaty by which Louisiana was ceded to the United States, and was rewarded by the First Consul with a gift of 152,000 francs.

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Front wrapper and first few leaves nibbled in the lower margin, without loss to text, lightly foxed else a very good copy in the extremely rare original wrappers and a near fine slipcase.

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Bookseller
The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
E0600
Title
Histoire de la Louisiane et de la Cession de Cett Colonie par la France aux Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale; Precedes d'un Discours sur la Constitution et le Gouvernement des Etats-Unis... Avec une Carte Relatie a l'Etendu
Author
Barbe-Marbois, Francois (1745-1837)
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Imprimerie de Firmin Didot
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1829
Keywords
Borderlands
Bookseller catalogs
History; Colonial America;
Size
Octavo

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foxed
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