Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Six Mois chez les Sauvages, par un Missionaire. Frontispiece. 166 pages. 12mo, publisher's cloth gilt, minor wear, hand-coloring as issued; moderate foxing; with series title and half-title. Limoges, France: Barbou, circa 1854

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A little-known account by an anonymous Great Lakes missionary. One of two editions, priority unknown, with the same closing lines; Swann sold an example of the other 191-page edition in 2011. Some OCLC libraries credit the author as Jacques-François le Sueur (1685?-1760). "Apparently written in the eighteenth century"--Howes S522 ("aa"). Gagnon 3326; not in Lande, Sabin, or TPL.