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Auktion: Americana
wurde versteigert am: 31. Oktober 2007
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LAFITAU, Joseph François (1681-1746). - De Zeden der Wilden van Amerika.

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De Zeden der Wilden van Amerika.
The Hague: Gerard Vander Poel, 1731. 2 volumes in one. Folio (12 x 7 ¾ inches, 304x197 mm). Titles in red and black with engraved vignettes. Engraved frontispiece, 1 map and 41 plates. Contemporary Dutch vellum, covers tooled in blind with large central blocked arabesque, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, early manuscript titling to the second compartment. Condition: Some light toning throughout; upper joint split, covers bowed and soiled. first dutch edition of a key work on native american peoples. Lafitau was assigned as a Jesuit missionary to Canada from 1711-1718 and was based for much of that period among the Iroquois at Sault Saint-Louis. His work, written in an attempt to prove that the native American peoples were descended from Tartar stock, provides a wealth of information on the customs, religious beliefs and social organization of the Iroquois and the other northern tribes. Field refers to it as “a grand cyclopaedia of Indian history, and the customs at that date.” “This is one of the most beautiful editions of Lafitau's works” ( Lande ). Field 851; Howes L22; JCB (I), p.472; Lande S1194; Sabin 38598; TPL 159.

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Auktionshaus: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Titel: Americana
Auktionsdatum: 31.10.2007
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