Paris: Firmin Didot, 1829. folding map that is partially colored. 485pp. 8vo, later half black morocco, boards worn on edges of corners and bottom edges, moderate foxing throughout, not affecting map, spine ends and boards lightly rubbed. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1829. First Edition "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.....
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456pp. 8vo, modern library buckram; (foxing thoroughout). Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1830. First Edition in English. "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." Streeter Sale III, 1600. Howes B-115.
New York: Scribner, 1889. Illus. 8vo, cloth, pictorial label; binding rubbed. N.Y., 1889. First Edition. A mutilated, or misbound copy, as the first 22 pages are missing although not obviously torn out. There is also a corner missing on the frontispiece. Cable has inscribed the book: "In this copy... the villain of the book is whoever tore out the first story, called `How I Got Them.'" In a 1/2 blue morocco slipcase.
New York: Will H. Coleman, 1885. Edited and Compiled by Several Leading Writers of the New Orleans Press. Plates. 324pp. 12mo, original brown cloth, lacks folding map, spine ends worn, cloth lightly soiled. New York: Will H. Coleman, 1885. First Edition, Second Issue. Engraved plates depict local architecture. Contributing writers include Lafcadio Hearn, Charles Gayarre, Alexander Walker, Charles E. Whitney and Marion A. Baker. "Map not issued in all copies." Howes C -574. Internally a bright, tight, clean copy. Also.....
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. illus. xix, 440pp. 8vo, handsomely rebound in later 1/2 brown morocco. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. Near Fine Author was a 20 year old living in Baton Rouge in 1862. After Federal troops invaded Baton Rouge, Sarah Dawson moved around Louisiana, before arriving in New Orleans in 1863. She lived there for the rest of the Civil War.