Rare Americana Volume 19-21

Rare Americana Volume 19-21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1684 edition. Excerpt: ...description of Mexico City. DU HALDE (J. B.). Description Geographique, Historique, etc. de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie Chinoise. Avec un Avertissement preliminaire, oil Ton rend compte des principales ameliorations qui ont te faites dans cette Nouvelle Edition. La Haye, 1736-7. 4 vols. Ato. and the folio Atlas of 42 maps, all in contemporary calf. $90.00 (81) One of the first printed books describing parts of Alaska. Du Halde managed to obtain Bering's report of his first Voyage and included it in the above work. DUMMER (Jeremiah). A Letter to a Friend in the Country on the Late Expedition to Canada: with an Account of some former Enterprises, a Defence of that Design, and the Share the Late M rs had in it. London: A. Baldwin, 1712. Sewed uncut, removed from a volume, enclosed in a cloth case, extremely rare. 8 $150.00 (82) D UMMER (Jeremiah). A Letter to a Noble Lord, concerning the Late Expedition to Canada. London: A. Baldwin, 1712. Complete with the halftitle, new half morocco.. 8 $150.00 (83) First Edition of one of the rarest of Dummer's tracts, it was later reprinted in Boston in 1746. This is the only copy we have ever had. In it, Dummer deals with the matter under three points: 1, Of what importance the Conquest of that country would have been to the Crown, and whether it would have answer'd the expence of the great Armament that was made against it. 2, Whether the Expedition was well concerted? and, Lastly, If the ill Success of it ought wholly to be charg'd on New-England, as people here are made to believe. Dummer points out the fur trade would make great returns, and that Canada was situated in such a way as to give the French an opportunity to invade all the British Colonies, as far South as...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757564
  • 9781236757562