Leipzig & Paris. Librairie A. Franck. 1864. 8vo, 20.5cm, First Edition, viii,341,xxxix,p.,errata, title and half title pages printed in red and black, in the original brown cloth, gilt spine titles, gilt upper cover titles in gilt decorated oval border, some slight foxing, small spine label removed, a very good copy, rare.(cgc). Item #40634
Graff 3256. Howes P246. T.P.L. 130. Sabin 61022. Lande 705. Gagnon 1-2695. Dionne 845. Soliday 111-690. Published under the series title: "Biblioteca Americana Collection d'Ouvrages In‚dits ou Rares sur l'Am‚rique, " 1864. This is the first printing of Perrot original manuscript, which was written about 1705, and which had served as a primary source for Charlevoix's 1744 massive work on New France. Perrot spent nearly thirty years as the chief interpreter for the French in the Old Northwest and his memoir is the best contemporary source on many facets and aspects of Indian life in the region and the only source on many details.