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    Foljambe Collection Removed from Osberton Hall

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    LONG, J[ohn]. Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader. London: for the author, and sold by Robson, Debrett [and others], 1791.

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    LONG, J[ohn]. Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader. London: for the author, and sold by Robson, Debrett [and others], 1791.

    4° (277 x 210mm). Folding engraved map of Canada. (Offset on title, light crease mark to title and preliminaries.) Contemporary mottled calf gilt (extremities rubbed, some scuff marks).

    FIRST EDITION. Published by subscription, Long's book was a graphic record of Indian life and of conditions in the fur trade, where the Montreal traders fought both among themselves and with the Hudson's Bay Company. It included an extensive vocabulary of the Chippeway language, and a comparison between Chippeway and Algonkin. Howes L-443; Sabin 41878.


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