Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 33

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(CANADA.) Champlain, Samuel de. Les Voyages de la Nouvelle France Occidentale, dicte Canada. 8 text illustrations; folding map in the 1860 facsimile by Tross only. 16, 308, 310, 8, 54, 16, 20 pages. 4to, contemporary gilt calf, with gilt Jesuit emblem on both boards, moderate wear, joints starting; moderate foxing and wear to contents, pages 3-6, 293-4 in facsimile only, leaves III:Q1-4 misbound after III:R1-4, lacking blank leaves III:Qq4 and V:G4; minimal dampstaining; later French inked stamp on verso of title page. Paris: Claude Collet, 1632

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First complete edition of Champlain's voyages. "Perhaps the most important of the old editions, as it contains a collective narrative embodying a review of all preceding French expeditions to the New World, followed by and interwoven with Champlain's own voyages to Canada. . . . The first accurate account we have of the life, habits, and warfare of the Indians in the interior of the present state of New York"--Church 420. This edition has, as usual, the reprinted second state of pages 27-30, which remove a slightly unflattering allusion to Cardinal Richelieu. The collation follows Church except as noted. European Americana 632/20 (describes this as the second setting of pages 27-30); Field 268; Lande 118; Pilling 719; Sabin 11839.