Lot 119: LETTRES DUN CULTIVATEUR AMERICAIN. 2 Vols. 1784.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [European Views of America] LETTRES DUN CULTIVATEUR AMERICAIN. 2 Vols. Paris: Cuchet, 1784. Description of American life of great influence in attracting European immigration in the post-revolutionary period. As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century. Howes C883. Sabin 17495. Howes does not call for maps in the 1784 French edition. 8vo. Contemp leather. Joints split, edges chipped. Dampstain, discoloration to outer portion of printed area of leaves near end of Vol II. Edges worn. Sold with all faults.