LABAT, Jean-Baptiste
Nouveau voyage aux Isles de l’Amérique. Contenant l’histoire naturelle de ces pays, l’origine, les moeurs, la religion & le gouvernement des habitans anciens et modernes… Le Commerce et les manufactures qui y sont établies
La Haye, P. Husson, T. Johnson, P. Gosse etc., 1724
2 volumes 4to (246 x 193 mm) 4 unn.ll., VIII, 168, 360 pp., 2 unn.ll., 54 engraved plates for volume I ; 4 unn.ll., 520 pp., 10 unn.ll., 11 plates printed on 10 sheets (plates 9 et 10 illustrating pages 476 & 480 pulled on one single sheet) for volume II. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands (some light wear).
6 000 
Alden-Landis, 724/96 ; Sabin, 38411; Chadenat, 1638 ; Nissen, ZBI, 2330.

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Second edition, after the original published in 1722. The most attractive one and the only edition in this larger 4to format. It is illustrated with 65 plates (maps, plans natural history, machinery, everyday life). The number of paltes varies due to the fact that some paltes can be separated and bound at the respective palce relating to the text. This copy has 65 plates pulled on 64 sheets (the leaf with plates for pages 476 and 480 for volume II has not been cut up).

“L’ouvrage du Père Labat est certainement le livre le plus intéressant qui existe sur les Antilles ; ses notices sur les principales familles établies aux colonies sont parfois piquantes. Environ 65 planches” (Chadenat).

“A reprint of the first edition, without any alteration except in the form. The collation varies in some copies. The only quarto edition I have seen is dated 1724” (Sabin).

Some occasional toining, else a very good copy.