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Auction archive: Lot number 47¤

LAFITAU, JOSEPH F. 1681-1746.

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$5,856
Auction archive: Lot number 47¤

LAFITAU, JOSEPH F. 1681-1746.

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$5,856
Beschreibung:

Moeurs des sauvages amériquains, comparées aux moeurs des premiers temps. Paris: Saugrain l'aîné & Charles Estienne Hochereau, 1724. 2 volumes. [22], 610, [1 errata]; [12], 490, [41] pp. 42 engraved plates including frontispiece, one engraved map of America, engraved headpiece. 4to (268 x 208 mm). Original cream-colored boards, spines lettered in manuscript. Few scattered spots, 6-inch closed tear to 2E1 (vol 2), a few leaves working loose and the plate opposite p 103 in vol 1 detached and laid in, boards a little rubbed with wear at corners and labels evidently removed from spines. FIRST EDITION, UNTRIMMED IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Lafitau was a Jesuit missionary to the Iroquois between 1712 and 1718. He works to demonstrate that the North American Indians descended from the Tartar race, and provides a highly detailed compendium of the social customs and religious practices of the ancient, Asian, and North American cultures. After Charlevoix, Lafitau was the most diligent Jesuit historian to be sent to Canada. European Americana 724/97; Field 850; Howes L22; Lande 494; Sabin 38596; Staton/Tremaine 158; Streeter sale 121. Provenance: sold by Henry Stevens in 1947 to Frank T. Siebert; Siebert sale, Sotheby's New York, May 21, 1999, lot 12. Acquisition: Freilich sale, Sotheby's New York, Jan 11, 2001, lot 326, $6,000.

Auction archive: Lot number 47¤
Auction:
Datum:
2 Dec 2010
Auction house:
Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 info.us@bonhams.com auf Google Maps ansehen San Francisco 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco CA 94103 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 info.us@bonhams.com
Beschreibung:

Moeurs des sauvages amériquains, comparées aux moeurs des premiers temps. Paris: Saugrain l'aîné & Charles Estienne Hochereau, 1724. 2 volumes. [22], 610, [1 errata]; [12], 490, [41] pp. 42 engraved plates including frontispiece, one engraved map of America, engraved headpiece. 4to (268 x 208 mm). Original cream-colored boards, spines lettered in manuscript. Few scattered spots, 6-inch closed tear to 2E1 (vol 2), a few leaves working loose and the plate opposite p 103 in vol 1 detached and laid in, boards a little rubbed with wear at corners and labels evidently removed from spines. FIRST EDITION, UNTRIMMED IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Lafitau was a Jesuit missionary to the Iroquois between 1712 and 1718. He works to demonstrate that the North American Indians descended from the Tartar race, and provides a highly detailed compendium of the social customs and religious practices of the ancient, Asian, and North American cultures. After Charlevoix, Lafitau was the most diligent Jesuit historian to be sent to Canada. European Americana 724/97; Field 850; Howes L22; Lande 494; Sabin 38596; Staton/Tremaine 158; Streeter sale 121. Provenance: sold by Henry Stevens in 1947 to Frank T. Siebert; Siebert sale, Sotheby's New York, May 21, 1999, lot 12. Acquisition: Freilich sale, Sotheby's New York, Jan 11, 2001, lot 326, $6,000.

Auction archive: Lot number 47¤
Auction:
Datum:
2 Dec 2010
Auction house:
Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 info.us@bonhams.com auf Google Maps ansehen San Francisco 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco CA 94103 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 info.us@bonhams.com
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