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L'histoire de l'Amerique

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L'histoire de l'Amerique
1778, Chez Panckoucke, libraire, Hôtel de Thou, rue des Poitevins.
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L'histoire de l'Amerique

This edition was published in by Chez Panckoucke, libraire, Hôtel de Thou, rue des Poitevins. in A Paris.

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Translation, by Jean Baptiste Antoine Suard and Hendrik Jansen, of: The history of America. London, 1777, 2 v. in quarto. Contains Books I-VIII, the history of the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru.

Earlier editions in French published Maastricht, 1777 and Paris, 1777.

Duodecimo edition, in 4 volumes, with approbation and royal privilege, also with plates.

Paging: v. 1: [4], xxvij, 28-34, 400 p., 1 folded leaf of plates; v. 2: [2], 653, [1] p., 1 folded leaf of plates; v. 3: [2], 586 p., 1 folded leaf of plates; v. 4: [2], 433, [7] p., 2 folded leaves of plates.

Numerous errors in paging, including in v. 1 p. xxii misnumb. as: "xx" and p. xxiij misnumb. as: "xxv."

Plates numbered: Pl. I.-V.; plates I-IV are maps.

Errata (v. 4: p. [1-3] at end).

Includes half t.p.

Head-pieces; tail-pieces; vignettes.

Printed marginalia and annotations.

"Extrait succint de la lettre de Cortès à l'empereur, dont il est parlè dans la Préface." (v. 4: p. 431-433).

Signatures: v. 1: pi²a¹²b(-b6) A-Q¹²R(pi1 verso, pi2 verso blank); v. 2: pi1 A-2D¹²2E(-2E4; pi1 verso, 2E3 verso blank); v. 3: pi1 A-2A¹²2B(-2B; pi1 verso blank); v.4: pi1 A-V¹²(±M9)X¹(pi1 verso, X10 verso blank). Leaves a3-a6 in v. 1 signed as: "aij-av"; leaf R5 in v. 1 signed as: "R"; leaf M6 in v. 3 signed as: "Gvi"; leaf + M9 in v. 4 signed as: "*".

John Adams Library copy has bookplate: John Adams Library, in the Custody of the Boston Public Library.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes, among them: "Catalogue des livres et manuscrits espagnols, que M. Roberson [sic] cite dans cette Histoire." (v. 4: p. [434]-459).

Sabin, 71991

Cioranescu, A. 18.s., 61162

Quérard, J.-M. La France Littéraire, 8: p. 77

John Adams Library copy transferred from the supervisors of the Temple and School Fund. Quincy, Mass., 1894.

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