THE HISTORY OF LOUISIANA, PARTICULARLY OF THE CESSION OF THAT COLONY TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY ON THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES...Translated from the French by an American Citizen.

Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1830. xviii,[2],[17]-455pp. plus errata. Later half sheep and marbled boards. Hinges cracking, spine somewhat worn, corners bumped. Moderate foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM14062

First American edition, after the original French edition of the previous year. "Barbe-Marbois represented France in the preliminary negotiations with the United States on the Louisiana purchase and his book is one of the main sources on that subject. It shows that in the claim by the United States in the negotiations with Great Britain, that the northern boundary of Louisiana included the area now comprised in Oregon, Washington and Idaho was without foundation" - Streeter. HOWES B115, "aa." STREETER SALE 1600. SABIN 3307. MONAGHAN 136. EBERSTADT 127:60.

Price: $500.00