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A journey in North America, containing a survey of the countries watered by the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, and other affluing rivers : with exact observations on the course and soundings of these rivers, and on the towns, villages, hamlets and farms of that part of the new-world, followed by philosophical, political, military and commercial remarks and by a projected line of frontiers and general limits, illustrated by 36 maps, plans, view and divers cuts
by Victor Collot ...
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- 2 v. ; 27 cm. + atlas (36 pl. : ill., maps ; 35 cm.) (Text bound in 1 volume; in slipcase with atlas)
- Paris : Printed for Arthus Bertrand, 1826.
- Text was printed simultaneously in both English and French, in 1804, but was not published at that time because of the author's death. The sheets were purchased by M. Bertrand, who "reserved 100 copies of the English and 300 of the French edition, and made waste paper of the remainder." -- Cf. Auction house description which is laid in slipcase.
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- SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Text bound in 1 vol., without t.p. for 2nd volume. Contemporary marbled boards, with calf backstrip and corners. Pencilled note tipped in text volume: "This book and the Atlas accompanying it are very rare, since only one hundred copies in English were sold by the notary in charge of Collot's estate. See page iii. This copy came from the library of M.L. Clark and was formel=rly the property of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition." Another pencilled note on front flyleaf "The Atlas to this work is No. 110 of the library catalogue of M.L. Clark. Bookplate of Henry H. Vail. Paul Mellon bequest, May 12, 2000.
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