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MÉMOIRES DES COMMISSAIRES DU ROI ET DE CEUX DE SA MAJESTÉ BRITANNIQUE, SUR LES POSSESSIONS & LES DROITS RESPECTIFS DES DEUX COURONNES EN AMÉRIQUE... TOME PREMIER (-QUATRIÈME). PARIS: IMPRIMERIE ROYALE, 1755-1757
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MÉMOIRES DES COMMISSAIRES DU ROI ET DE CEUX DE SA MAJESTÉ BRITANNIQUE, SUR LES POSSESSIONS & LES DROITS RESPECTIFS DES DEUX COURONNES EN AMÉRIQUE... TOME PREMIER (-QUATRIÈME). PARIS: IMPRIMERIE ROYALE, 1755-1757
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Lot. Vendu 3,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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MÉMOIRES DES COMMISSAIRES DU ROI ET DE CEUX DE SA MAJESTÉ BRITANNIQUE, SUR LES POSSESSIONS & LES DROITS RESPECTIFS DES DEUX COURONNES EN AMÉRIQUE... TOME PREMIER (-QUATRIÈME). PARIS: IMPRIMERIE ROYALE, 1755-1757
4 volumes, 4to (252 x 187mm.), woodcut head- and tailpieces, volume 1: folding engraved map of eastern North America, volume 4: folding map of the whole of North America, contemporary mottled calf gilt with arms of the duke of Sutherland on upper covers, spine gilt in compartments with fleurs-de-lys and crowned L monogram, red morocco lettering-pieces, red speckled edges, Hh1 in vol. 3 torn without loss, joints repaired, extremities slightly rubbed
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Provenance

Marquis of Stafford, armorial bookplate; George Granville Leveson-Gower (1758-1833), first duke of Sutherland (and marquess of Stafford), arms on binding (stamp 4). He was briefly ambassador to France at the start of the Revolution, though better known for the Highland Clearances.

Bibliographie

Sabin 47547

Description

At the time of publication of this collection of treaties and reports, Great Britain and France were involved in disputes over territory in northeast America, including Acadia (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) which was first colonised by the French until the takeover by the British in the early eighteenth century. The treatises also cover St Lucia and Tobago, which regularly changed hands between the French and the British. The issues were finally resolved in 1763, at the termination of the Seven Years' War, at which point the British took possession of all the disputed territory.

This work was reprinted in Amsterdam the same year and reissued in a smaller format in Paris in 1756. For the English edition of just the second part relating to St Lucia.

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