London. 1710/1713. Two volumes. 35,,448; xxii,,560,23pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco labels. Bookplate on verso of each titlepage, old signature and small ink stamp on each titlepage. Some foxing and light tanning. Overall, good plus. Item #WRCAM35457
The first collected English treaties. The first volume covers material from 1648 to 1709; the second covers pre-1648 material and new material. This set was the precursor of the much more thorough GENERAL COLLECTION..., published in 1732, which is the major source for early English treaties. This two-volume set contains many treaties of Canadian and American interest, including the important 1670 British title for Hudson straits and bay, and a treaty of July 8, 1670 between Spain and Great Britain to reach a peace in America. Also included are the first and second Grand Alliances; treaties of commerce between England, France, Spain and Holland; and the treaty granting the right of the Crown of England to Hudson's Bay, among many others. First volume only: SABIN 26872. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 710/60.