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Bossu, Jean Bernard 
TRAVELS THROUGH THAT PART OF NORTH AMERICA FORMERLY CALLED LOUISIANA. LONDON: T. DAVIES, 1771
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Bossu, Jean Bernard 
TRAVELS THROUGH THAT PART OF NORTH AMERICA FORMERLY CALLED LOUISIANA. LONDON: T. DAVIES, 1771
Estimate
3,0005,000
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Bossu, Jean Bernard 
TRAVELS THROUGH THAT PART OF NORTH AMERICA FORMERLY CALLED LOUISIANA. LONDON: T. DAVIES, 1771
2 volumes, 8vo (8 x 5 1/16 in.; 204 x 128 mm). Half-titles, woodcut headpieces and decorative initials. Later polished speckled calf, covers gilt-ruled, spines gilt, red morocco labels with gilt titles and text, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; spines rebacked preserving originals.  
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Provenance

Frank P. Hadley (bookplate to front pastedown)

Literature

Clark Old South II:5; Field 157; Graff 363; Howes B-626; Monaghan 264; Hubach p. 13; Rader 409; Sabin 6466

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, following the first edition in French (1768), with the "Catalogue of the Known Plants, Shrubs and Trees in North America" added to this edition. Bossu went to Louisiana in 1750 as a captain of the Marines.  The narrative is comprised of a series of letters to the Marquis de L'Estrade, describing Bossu's travels in the vast Louisiana country from 1751 to 1762. 

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