Lot 155: John Long's First Edition of Voyages and Travels

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Description: Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader Describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians; with an Account of the Posts Situated on River Saint Laurence, Lake Ontario &c. to which is Added a Vocabulary of Chippeway Language. John Long (fl. 1768-1791). London: Printed for the Author, 1791. 4to., (11 3/8 x 9 inches). List of Subscribers, errata leaf. Fine folding "Sketch of the Western Countries of Canada, 1791" (some minor offsetting). Contemporary mottled calf, smooth spine gilt-decorated in seven compartments, red morocco lettering-piece in one (expertly rebacked preserving the original spine). Provenance: Circular engraved bookplate of Montague George Knight of Chawton Manor (born 1845), Jane Austen's great-nephew and co-author of "Chawton Manor and its Owners", 1911, on the front paste-down. First edition, and an attractive copy. A valuable descriptive account from Long who lived in North America for nineteen years: "with respect to the descriptions of lakes, rivers, &c. which lie beyond Lake Superior, from lake Nipegon to lake Arbitis, I have given them as accurately as possible, either from my own knowledge, or the most authentic Indian accounts; ." (Preface). And important for the extensive vocabulary included at the end ".the vocabulary which is subjoined, and on which I have bestowed some pains, it is hoped will not only afford information to such as may be desirous of attaining a knowledge of the Chippeway language, but prove useful to those who are already engaged in traffic with the Indians" (Preface). Howes L-443; Sabin 41878.
Artist or Maker: John Long
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