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John Long's Voyages and Travels in the Years 1768-1788

by Long, John; Milo Milton Quaife (ed)

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1922. First Edition Thus. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with fold-out frontispiece map. Originally published in 1791 as "Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing The Manners and Customs of the North American Indians: with an account of the Posts situated on The River Saint Laurence, Lake Ontario, &c. to which is added, A Vocabulary of the Chippeway Language, Names of Furs and Skins, in English and French, a List of Words in the Iroquois, Mohegan, Shawanee, and Esquimeaux Tongues, and a table showing The Analogy between the Algonkin and Chippeway Languages." Long was a native of England who came out to Canada in 1768, in the capacity of an articled clerk to a merchant of Montreal. Upon the expiration of the seven-year term of his indebture, and at the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, he placed himself at the head of an Indian raiding party, serving in the Royalist cause. Afer tw-years of such service, he left the service and headed out to Mackinac to engage in the Northwest fur trade. His journal was first published in London in 1791. The map and title-page in this volume are taken from reproductions from the 1791 edition. . Front cover has one slight scratch and a light scuff-mark, gilt on top edge has a light brown stain, "Compliments of the Season" card from R. R. Donnelley & Sons is taped to the fep, otherwise fine, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 19. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. xxx, 238 pp .
  • Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 20082
  • Title: John Long's Voyages and Travels in the Years 1768-1788
  • Author: Long, John; Milo Milton Quaife (ed)
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good with no dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press
  • Place: Chicago
  • Date published: 1922
  • Keywords: Lakeside Classics;, Rare Books, Travel, Adventure, Exploration, United States, Native Americans, American Indians, Indians
  • Bookseller catalogs: Travel & Adventure;
  • Subjects: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Books; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General;


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