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DE ZEDEN DER WILDEN VAN AMERIKA by  Joseph-Francois LAFITAU - First Edition - 1731 - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 014123)

DE ZEDEN DER WILDEN VAN AMERIKA

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DE ZEDEN DER WILDEN VAN AMERIKA

by LAFITAU, Joseph-Francois

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Some light toning throughout; upper joint split, covers bowed and soiled. Very Good
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The Hague: Gerard Vander Poel, 1731. First Edition. Hardcover. Some light toning throughout; upper joint split, covers bowed and soiled. Very Good. Two folio (7-3/4" x 12") volumes bound in one in contemporary full Dutch vellum, covers tooled in blind with large central blocked arabesque, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, early manuscript titling to the second compartment. Titles in red and black with engraved vignettes. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, a map, and 41 plates. First Dutch Edition of a key work on Native American peoples. Lafitau was assigned as a Jesuit missionary to Canada from 1711-1718 and was based for much of that period among the Iroquois at Sault Saint-Louis. His work, written in an attempt to prove that the native American peoples were descended from Tartar stock, provides a wealth of information on the customs, religious beliefs, and social organization of the Iroquois and the other northern tribes. Field 851: "a grand cyclopaedia of Indian history, and the customs at that date"; Howes L22; JCB (I), page 472; Lande S1194: "This is one of the most beautiful editions of Lafitau's works"; Sabin 38598; TPL 159.

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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
014123
Title
DE ZEDEN DER WILDEN VAN AMERIKA
Author
LAFITAU, Joseph-Francois
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Some light toning throughout; upper joint split, covers bowed and soiled. Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Gerard Vander Poel
Place of Publication
The Hague
Date published
1731
Keywords
Americana; Dutch; 18th Century; Travel; Indians
Bookseller catalogs
Maps; Canada; Native Americans; Early Printed Books;

Terms of Sale

Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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raised band(s)
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soiled
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vellum
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First Edition
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folio
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spine
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