Nouvelle-Orleans [New Orleans]: Magne et Weisse, 1846-1847.
First Edition. Hardcover. Fair to Good. Two volumes in one, complete with both title pages and both half-titles. Octavo, pp. , xi, 377, 427. Quarter leather and marbled paper boards. Scattered foxing throughout, paper tanned for the first 176 pages (after which a different stock was apparently used). Front board is nearly detached and has been subjected to an unfortunate amateur repair along the inner hinge and lower joint (please see accompanying images). A smaller section of the rear hinge has also been reinforced with cloth tape. Gayarre (1805-1895) was an American historian, novelist, and politician who traveled extensively in Europe, collecting and copying documents in French and Spanish archives for this and later books. He wrote this work in French to insure the accuracy of the many documents included within the narrative. Howes (G-85) notes that this is a different work from his later history in English and covers the French period only. Sabin 26792.