Item #42202 The Description and Natural History of the Coasts of North America (Acadia). Translated and Edited, with a Memoir of the Author, Collateral Documents and a Reprint of the Original, by William F. Ganong. Nicolas DENYS.

The Description and Natural History of the Coasts of North America (Acadia). Translated and Edited, with a Memoir of the Author, Collateral Documents and a Reprint of the Original, by William F. Ganong.

Toronto. Champlain Society, Publication No. 2. 1908. 24cm, xvi, 625p. with 16 plates & 15 maps, limited to 550 copies, this being #11, original crested red cloth, t.e.g., a very good copy, scarce.(atl). Item #42202

T.P.L. 67. From the first edition, Paris 1672. This is both the first English edition and the second French edition as well as the first reprint of the original. Denys lived in Acadia from 1633 to 1671. The first edition was published in Paris, 1672. Denys was a merchant, arrived in Acadia in 1632 and spent the next forty years trying to develop the colony. The present title is a vivid account of Acadia and a reminder that Denys, despite many reverses, promoted French colonial development there for four decades.

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