Paris: Maisonneuve et Leclerc, 1879. hardcover. Illustrated with portraits, folding map and facsimilies. 6 volumes, thick large 8vo, 3/4 leather; (joints repaired or slit, backstrips chipped at head and tail). Paris, 1879-1888. Internally near fine. very good.
Documents on the explorations of Cadillac, Duluth, Hennepin, La Salle, and other French explorers. "many here printed for the first time, comprising extracts from missionaries', governors' and other officials' reports and correspondence, soldiers' and traders' journals, etc., describing French explorations, relations with the Indians and trading enterprise from Hudson's Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and from the St. Lawrence to the Rocky Mountains between 1614 and 1754." Staton and Tremaine 230. Vol. 6 with orig. wrs. bound in, upper wr. inscribed by the editor. Vol. 1 with tipped in A.L.S. from Margry to Lambert Tree, U.S. envoy to Belgium from 1885 to 1888 and longtime friend of Abraham Lincoln. The volumes of this set all bear the ex- libris of Ronald Lambert Tree. Howes M-283. Graff 2680.