Hamburg: Bei Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 179l. 8vo, 20.5cm, The First Edition in German, xxiv,334, ,(Errata)p., one folding engraved map, in contemporary continental half polished calf, real raised gilt ruled bands, gilt decorations in the panels, double leather labels, speckled marbled paper over boards, some light wear the boards, text and map very good and clean and sound, A scarce work, published the same year as the First [English] edition, very rare. (cgc). Item #40570
Only two auction records located, 1914 & 1908. Aurora 1 copy. WorldCat, 2 copies both in Denmark. (Nine in British Isles or North America). This first German edition is part of the series "Neuere Geschichte der See- und Land-Reisen", published as the 5fth volume of that series. Pilling, Algonquian, p. 315. Field 946. JCB II." 3466. Howes L-443. Sabin 4188]. this edition not in TPL. A fascinating account of the customs and manners, as well as of the living habits, of the Indians and of the early Canadian traders. The author resided in North America for nineteen years, and gives an intimate view of the treatment of the Indians by the British, as well as a valuable linguistic account of the various Indian languages. The fascinating aspect of this work is that the "dictionaries" have been translated into Algonquin/Chippewayan and German.