158	1806	1806	Davis, John	Travels in Louisiana and the Floridas, in the year 1802, giving a correct picture of those countries	New York	1993	 $1,500 	WR/auction Inv. 17658
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[BERQUIN-DUVALLON, PIERRE-LOUIS. 1769-1814.] DAVIS, JOHN, translator. Travels in Louisiana and the Floridas, in the Year 1802, Giving a Correct Picture of Those Countries. New York: I. Riley & Co., 1806.
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[BERQUIN-DUVALLON, PIERRE-LOUIS. 1769-1814.]
DAVIS, JOHN, translator. Travels in Louisiana and the Floridas, in the Year 1802, Giving a Correct Picture of Those Countries. New York: I. Riley & Co., 1806.
viii, 182 pp. 12mo (170 x 100 mm). 19th century half morocco. Foxed, cropped ownership inscription on title, two or three paper flaws, one with loss to margin, extremities rubbed.

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, THE ONLY EDITION IN ENGLISH. An entertaining portrayal of New Orleans and environs, if somewhat unflattering: "disgusting in whatever point of view it be contemplated.... Yet it is the only town in the whole colony, and, in the ardour of admiration, it is called by the inhabitants the capital, the city!" Berquin-Duvallon concedes, however, that the city "is destined by nature to become one of the principal cities of North America, and perhaps the most important place of commerce in the New World." Howes B389; Streeter sale 1533; Sabin 4965.
Acquisition: purchased from William Reese Company, 1993, $1,500.

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