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    Sale 12259

    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 387

    FILSON, John (1747?-1788). Histoire de Kentucke, nouvelle colonie a l'ouest de la Virginie. Paris: Buisson, 1785.

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    FILSON, John (1747?-1788). Histoire de Kentucke, nouvelle colonie a l'ouest de la Virginie. Paris: Buisson, 1785.

    8° (203 x 125 mm). Half-title. Engraved folding map. (A few marginal paper flaws not affecting text, some pale spotting.) Contemporary French calf-backed pasteboards, spine gilt (some light wear to extremities).

    FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of Filson’s first history of Kentucky, first published in English in 1784, and an important eye-witness account of the exploration and settlement of the old frontier. The French translator, J.P. Parraud, included additional information not present in Filson’s original text. It is the first French history of Kentucky, containing the first map of the state ever published in France. Church 1212; Howes F-129; Sabin 24338.


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