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MEMOIRE HISTORIQUE ET POLITIQUE SUR LOUISIANE…

by Vergennes, Charles Gravier de

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Paris: Chez Lepetit Jenue, 1802. First edition. Half title, frontis portrait of Vergennes. Contremp. marbled boards, full calf spine gold stamped, white tips of covers) Raines p.208. Thompson 3220. Vergennes was Louis XVI's minister of foreign affairs, and had a fine understanding of the conditions during the colonial period. This is one of the best studies of the West Indies, Gulf Coast and Mississippi Valley issued at the time, and it relates in part to events in Texas. Streeter Sale 1573. Rosenbach considered this a rare work and included it in his "Rare Books of Six Centuries" item 493. Howes V74. Page 135 Is printed 133.


  • Bookseller: Michael Ginsberg Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 31346
  • Title: MEMOIRE HISTORIQUE ET POLITIQUE SUR LOUISIANE…
  • Author: Vergennes, Charles Gravier de
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Chez Lepetit Jenue
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1802
  • Keywords: TEXAS; LOUISIANA; HOWES; SOUTH; WESTERN AMERICANA; cAT154


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