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Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de, 1666-1715?

New voyages to North-America. Containing an account of the several nations of that vast continent... To which is added, a dictionary of the Algonkine language, which is generally spoke in North-America... Done into English. The second edition... A great part of which never printed in the original

London: Printed for John Brindley...; and Charles Corbett , 1735

Physical Description: 2 v. : ill., maps, plans ; 20 cm. (8vo) Pagination: v. 1: [24], 280 p., [9] leaves of plates (5 folded); v. 2: 304 p., [10] leaves of plates (1 folded)

Call number: E735/ L184n

Accession number: 08373

Notes: "A table explaining some terms made use of in both volumes": v. 1, p. 275-280. "A discourse of the habit, houses, complexion and temperament of the savages of North-America": v.2, p. 3-91. "A conference or dialogue between the author and Adario, a noted man among the savages": v. 2, p. 92-185. "An appendix, containing some new voyages to Portugal and Denmark": v. 2 p. 187-288. "A short dictionary of the most universal language of the savages": v. 2, p. 289-304, includes a brief discussion of the Algonquian and Huron (Wyandot) languages. The Dialogues have been attributed to Nicolas Gueudeville. Edition statement printed between "Done into English" and "In two volumes" on title page. Translation of: Nouveaux voyages de Mr. le baron La Hontan, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, first printed The Hague, 1703. Vol. 2 has title: New voyages to North-America. Giving a full account of the customs, commerce, religion, and strange opinions of the savages of that country. With political remarks upon the courts of Portugal and Denmark, and the present state of the commerce of those countries. The second edition ...

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Languages: Algonquin / Wyandot

Genre: Grammar / Vocabulary

Region: North America