Dec 08, 2015 - Sale 2401

Sale 2401 - Lot 61

Price Realized: $ 1,170
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
FILSON, JOHN. Histoire de Kentucke, Nouvelle Colonie a L'Ouest de la Virignie. xvi, 234 pages, with the engraved folding map "Carte de Kentucke, d'apres les Observations actuelles; dediee a. . . Son Excellence George Washington." Small 8vo, old 1/4 calf, some what perished and varnished, front hinge starting; small repair to last leaf of text, scattered very minor foxing, overall contents quite nice. Paris: Buisson, 1785

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first french edition, translated from the 1784 Delaware edition with additions. Featuring important passages on the Shawnees, and a chapter titled "Aventures du Colonel Daniel Boon, contenant la Relation des Guerres de Kentucke." "The first history of Kentucky. It contains the first map of Kentucky and probably the first account of Daniel Boone"--Clark II:27. Church 1212; Field 537; Howes F129; Sabin 24338.