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Francis Parkman's Works. New Library Edition: 

Pioneers of France in the New World; The Jesuits in North America; La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West; The Old Regime in Canada; Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; A Half Century of Conflict; Moncalm and Wolfe; The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the India War After the Conquest of Canada; The Oregon Trail

By Francis Parkman

A Life of Francis Parkman

By Charles Haight Farnham

1901-1903 - Boston - Little, Brown, and Company

8.5" by 5.5", various pagination

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

A scarce full collection of New Library Edition of Francis Parkman's Works with photogravure illustrations to frontispieces and with maps and illustrations throughout some volumes. together with A Life of Francis Parkman by Charles Haight Farnham illustrated with portraits.

In twelve volumes complete with an additional volume.

Volumes are as follows:

Pioneers of France in the New World France and England in North America Part  First (in one volume);

The Jesuits in North America  France and England in North America Part Second (in one volume);

La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West France and England in North America Part Third (in one volume); 

The Old Regime in Canada France and England in North America Part Fourth (in one volume);

Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV. France and England in North America Part  Fifth (in one volume);

A Half Century of Conflict. France and England in North America Part Sixth (in two volumes);

Moncalm and Wolfe. France and England in North America Part Seventh (in two volumes); 

The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the India War After the Conquest of Canada (in two volumes); 

The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life (in one volume).

Francis Parkman (1823 - 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum, and author of several books on the topic.

Parkman has been hailed as one of America's great historians and as a master of narrative history. His work has been praised by historians who have published essays in new editions of his work, including Pulitzer Prize winners C. Vann Woodward, Allan Nevins and Samuel Eliot Morison, along with Wilbur R. Jacobs, John Keegan, William Taylor, Mark Van Doren, David Levin, among others. Famous artists such as Thomas Hart Benton and Frederic Remington have illustrated Parkman's books. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world.

Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown also stating '13 volumes'.

W.B. Clarke Co. Booksellers and Stationers labels to front free endpapers.

CONDITION

In cloth bindings with decorative gilt spines. Externally, in excellent condition with minor wear to extremities and odd slight mark and slight stains to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd handling mark.

Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED


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