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    William Bartram's Classic of Southern Natural History

    William Bartram. Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws. Philadelphia: James & Johnson, 1791.

    First edition. Small quarto. xxxiv, 522 pages. Frontispiece by author, folding map, folding plate, and 6 full-page plates.

    Contemporary full sheep with morocco spine label. Lightly rubbed and scuffed. Pages toned with occasional light foxing and soiling. Page numbers 289 and 290 appear twice. Pages 383 and 385 with a tiny tear along top edge. Page 487 actually numbered 478. A very good copy, rare in this condition.

    "The classic of southern natural history and exploration, with much on the southern Indian tribes. Bartram's account of the remote frontier, of the plantations, trading posts, and Indian villages at the end of the eighteenth century is unrivaled" (Streeter II, 1088).

    Howes B223. Sabin 3870.


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