Sale 18BP01 | Lot 553

LONG, JOHN Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American In...

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Lot 553
LONG, JOHN Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians ... To which is added, a Vocabulary of the Chippeway Language ... A List of Words in the Iroquois, Mohegan, Shawanee, and Esquimeaux Tongues.
London: Printed for the author, 1791. First edition. Contemporary calf, rebacked to style with a blue lettering piece, endpapers renewed, an uncut copy. 11 1/2 x 9 inches (30 x 23 cm); folding map, 295 pp. including list of subscribers, errata leaf, vocabulary at end, retains blanks. Some creases to title and spotting to first and last leaves, dust and thumb-soiling to extremities, scratches to old boards, a very clean and wide margined copy.
An important work from a trader who lived among Native American tribes of Canada for 19 years. The vocabulary provided is a valuable and highly regarded resource. Field 946; Graff 2527; Howes L443; Pilling 2311; Sabin 41878.


C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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