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Indian Nations of Canada

Colden, Cadwaller. The History of the Five Nations of Canada, Which are the Barrier between the English and French in that Part of the World. with Particular Accounts of their Religion, manners, Customs, Laws, and Government; their Several Battles and Treaties with the European Nations; their Wars with the Other Indians; and a True Account of the Present State of our Trade with them. IN which are shewn, the great Advantage of their Trade and Alliance to the British Nation; and the Intrigues and Attempts of the French to engage them from us; a Subject nearly concerning all our American Plantations, and highly meriting the Consideration of the British Nation. By the Honourable Cadwaller Colden, Esq; one of his Majesty's Counsel, and Surveyor-General of New York. To which are added, Accounts of the several other Nations of Indians in North-America, their Numbers, Strength, &c. and the Treaties which have been lately made with them.  London: Printed for John Whiston, Lockyer Davis, and John Ward, 1750. 8vo, full leather, gilt lettering on black spine label, gilt borders on boards, five spine bands, red page edges; 1 pg ad in front, xvi, [4], 283pp plus one page ad at rear. Frontis folding map of the eastern lakes, with just the edges of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior ("The Upper Lake") on left for reference, with those sections of America and Canada surrounding the lakes and St. Lawrence to just beyond Quebec, the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois).

A scarce reference relating to the powerful Five (later Six) Nations Confederacy just prior to the French and Indian War.

Condition:Ex lib. with typical label on lower spine. Front hinge going, separated about 2 in. at top. Corners worn through leather. Water stain at inner top corner. Leaves in very good condition with very little toning or foxing evident.

Estimate: $500 - $800
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