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Anecdotes anglaises et américaines. Années 1776 a 1783.

[LANGEAC, Egide Louis Edme Joseph de Lespinasse, Chevalier de].

  • Publisher: Paris, Delaunay & Brunot-L'Abbé, 1813.
Paris, Delaunay & Brunot-L'Abbé, 1813.. First and Only Edition. 2 volumes. 8°, contemporary tree calf (some wear to spines, corner; minor scraping to covers), smooth spines gilt with crimson lettering and black numbering pieces, gilt letter and volume numbers, text-block edges rouged. Minor spotting and stains. Overall in good to very good condition. Stamp of J. Biker on title page. (2 ll.), 306 pp. [304-6 misnumbered 296-8]; (2 ll.), 324 pp. [pp. 322-3 misimposed]. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Includes lively stories about elections and speeches in Parliament, American Indians (volume II, pp. 57-85: sections on the Iroquois, Mohegan, Cherokee, and Creek), the War of Independence, Benjamin Franklin, slaves, various American cities and states, and much more. Provenance: Julio Firmino Judice Biker (1814-1899), career official of the Portuguese foreign ministry, bibliophile, collector, and editor of numerous volumes of documents of the utmost importance for diplomatic and other history. (See Innocêncio V, 160 and XIII, 259; and Fonseca, Aditamentos p. 262.) *** Sabin 1531: calling for 298, 324 pp., and giving the dates of the anecdotes as 1775-1783; and 38878, calling for (4), 298 and (4), 324 pp., with dates 1776-1783. Jisc locates copies at British Library, National Library of Scotland, and University of Manchester.

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