Relation of the Voyage to Port Royal in Acadia or New France. By Sieur De Diereville. Translated by Mrs. Clarence Webster. Edited with Notes and Introduction by John Clarence Webster. Sieur De DIEREVILLE.

Relation of the Voyage to Port Royal in Acadia or New France. By Sieur De Diereville. Translated by Mrs. Clarence Webster. Edited with Notes and Introduction by John Clarence Webster.

The Champlain Society, No. 20. Toronto. 1933. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 24cm, xv,324p. with 8 plates (2 folding) & 3 folding maps, limited to 550 copies, this being #85, original crested red cloth, t.e.g., a fine copy. (Qc) T.P.L. 126. Diereville, a surgeon, was sent with goods by a French trading firm to Port Royal where he remained from October 13, 1699 to October 6, 1700. This account of his trip, of Indian life and of the flora and fauna of the district was written in verse, with some prose passages substituted later. The third edition issued at Amsterdam, 1810, contains a seven page appendix on the attack of the Bastonnais on Port Royal, August, 1707. This edition, the first in English, is a translation of the text of the third issue of the first Rouen edition, 1708, printed from a photostat copy in the Library of Parliament, Ottawa. Item #39696

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