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Lot 333 - Americas.- Canada.- Heriot (George) Travels through the Canadas, first edition, [...]

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Americas.- Canada.- Heriot (George) Travels through the Canadas, first edition, fine folding aquatint frontispiece of Quebec and 26 aquatint plates after the author, all hand-coloured, 6 folding, hand-coloured folding engraved map of St.Lawrence River, tissue guards, 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end, light browning and occasional offsetting, some foxing to tissue guards, engraved bookplate of Melmoth Guy, unusual contemporary green and red glazed boards edged with gilt paper strips, uncut, rubbed and yellowed, scuff to lower cover, rebacked in red morocco, gilt, [Hill 801; Sabin 31489; cf.Abbey, Travel 618 (plates only)] 4to, 1807.

⁂ "The earliest and most important aquatint book published on Canada". (Hill). It includes much information on Native Americans and their customs, linguistics and agriculture, as well as details of the fur trade and fisheries.

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