LETTRES ET MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR └ L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, CIVILE ET POLITIQUE DU CAP BRETON, DEPUIS SON ╔TABLISSEMENT JUSQU'└ LA REPRISE DE CETTE ISLE PAR LES ANGLOIS EN 1758
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La Haye & Londres: 1760. xvi,327pp. Half title. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt; expertly rebacked to style. Moderate rubbing to extremities. Ownership stamps on half title and final text leaf, else internally clean and nice. "Pichon left France for Canada in 1750 as secretary to the Comte de Raymond, Governor of Cape Breton, but remained with him only a short time. The letters were written from Louisbourg beginning in 1752, and continued until the capitulation of that city to the English in 1758. They contain a general description of Cape Breton and the Island of St. John, an account of the manners and customs of the Indians, the French Government at Louisbourg, trade with New England, the causes of the war, etc. On the capture of Louisbourg by the British, Pichon went to England, where he lived until his death in 1781" - Lande. TPL 274. LANDE 710. SABIN 62610. JCB 1275.