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Lot 7

Americas.- Diereville (N. de) Relation du Voyage du Port Royal de l'Acadie ou de la Nouvelle France, second edition, Amsterdam, Pierre Humbert, 1710.

 

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Americas.- Diereville (N. de) Relation du Voyage du Port Royal de l'Acadie ou de la Nouvelle France, second edition, engraved frontispiece, title in red and black with woodcut device, 8pp. bookseller's catalogue at end of preliminaries, light marginal staining, D5 defective at lower outer corner, contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt, a little rubbed, [Sabin 20128], 12mo, Amsterdam, Pierre Humbert, 1710.

⁂ Acadia was a French colony in northeastern America, the capital being Port Royal. The work, in verse and prose, describes the fauna and flora of the region, the beaver trade, and customs of the native tribes, of particular interest being their culinary practices making it one of the earliest gastronomical works of Canada. At the end of the work is a 7pp. appendix describing the unsuccessful attack on Port Royal by the New Englanders in 1707. The first edition of 1708 did not include the engraved frontispiece of Indians hunting deer and building a canoe.

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Americas.- Diereville (N. de) Relation du Voyage du Port Royal de l'Acadie ou de la Nouvelle France, second edition, engraved frontispiece, title in red and black with woodcut device, 8pp. bookseller's catalogue at end of preliminaries, light marginal staining, D5 defective at lower outer corner, contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt, a little rubbed, [Sabin 20128], 12mo, Amsterdam, Pierre Humbert, 1710.

⁂ Acadia was a French colony in northeastern America, the capital being Port Royal. The work, in verse and prose, describes the fauna and flora of the region, the beaver trade, and customs of the native tribes, of particular interest being their culinary practices making it one of the earliest gastronomical works of Canada. At the end of the work is a 7pp. appendix describing the unsuccessful attack on Port Royal by the New Englanders in 1707. The first edition of 1708 did not include the engraved frontispiece of Indians hunting deer and building a canoe.