London: Charles Bill, 1697. 17pp. Folio. Red 19th-century morocco and marbled boards. Joints worn but intact, corners rubbed; small ink stain on lower portion of front board. Light foxing on titlepage, with discreet ink stamp in upper right corner. Internally bright and clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM40033
This is the first English printing of an important treaty between England and France, bringing to an end the conflict between the two powers which began with the ousting of the Stuarts in 1688. The net result was to return the situation to the status quo before the war, including in North America. A specific article is devoted to posts in Hudson Bay, and returns to both sides the forts seized from each other during the conflict there. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 697/76. WING W2309. ESTC R20252. DAVENPORT 84.