SECOND VOYAGE A LA LOUISIANE, FAISANT SUITE AU PREMIER DE L'AUTEUR DE 1794 A 1798....
Baudry Des Lozières, Louis N.:
Price: 1500.00 USD
Paris. 1803, Two volumes. xvi,414,pp. plus folding table; 410,pp. Half title in each volume. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Chipping at headband of first volume. Repair to titlepage. Else good. A sequel to the author's VOYAGE A LA LOUISIANE... (Paris, 1802). This work has been overlooked or disregarded by most bibliographers, without justification as far as we can see. It contains further observations regarding the conditions in and situation of the French American colonies, including all of the West Indies but especially Louisiana, as well as "the military life of General Grondel, commander of the French armies in Louisiana, and his services against the English and Indians, &c....." Also includes a quite extensive "Vocabulaire Congo" consisting of words and phrases of the dialect of the Congo; and a "Manuel Botanique" describing over 100 species of plants found in the region. A valuable narrative, apparently not listed in TAXONOMIC LITERATURE. WAGNER-CAMP 2a. HOWES B242, "aa." SABIN 3980. MONAGHAN 150.