A Paris. de L'lmprimerie Royale. 1761. 12mo, 12's., 18.3cm, iv,147p., tall uncut copy, quarter vellum backed contemporary marbled boards, titles stamped in black, in fine condition, an uncut is rare.(cgc). Item #40714
Bell C-309. Gagnon I-2325. "Piece rare relative au Canada et aux limites de l'Acadie". Sabin 3898 (under Bastide) and 47516 (under Memoire). T.P.l. 338. "also attributed to Jean-Francois de Bastide, a noted litterateur of the day". Lande 133. Howes M-507. Dionne H-654. O'Dea 159a. (see below). An important work relating to the Seven Years' War, and containing the text of all thirty-one of the diplomatic exchanges between France and England - which related to the ceding of Canada to England, the fishing rights off the coast of Newfoundland, and the setting of the boundaries of Louisiana. There were several issues of this work with the 1761 Paris imprint, but with some variance of numbers of pages (cf Lande nos. 133-135). When France and England bargained for peace terms, Newfoundland was mentioned in several places in connection with the French fishery rights. The French were also bargaining for St. Pierre and Miquelon, a matter which came up again in 1763. (O'Dea).