Maurepas Papers, The. Historical French Documents of the XVIIIth Century On Louisiana , Canada , The Caribbean , Naval History , Espionage , Economic History , Diplomacy , The Jacobite Cause and related Topics. From the Archives of Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux Comte de Maurepas (1701-1781). Catalogue of the sale (74 nos. mostly consisting of several to plenty parts). N. Y., Parke-Bernet, 1962. Large 8vo. 4 ll., 118 pp. With numerous full-page ills. Illus. orig. wrappers.

“ The papers … are, in many cases, secretary’s copies, made for the Minister’s use. The originals, for the most part, went into official government files and were destroyed in the disorders which later overwhelmed the country. The papers … therefore are important and unexploited sources for the rewriting and extension of the history of the times. They are unique ” (Robert F. Metzdorf).

Half of it was taken over by the Cornell University. – With estimate list.

Offer no. 11,542 / EUR  60. (c. US$ 69.) + shipping

„ Die beiden Ridingerstiche … sind heute bereits angekommen. Beide sehr schön … Nun fehlt mir noch … Wenn Sie diese finden, bin ich Liebhaber. Mit freundlichen Grüßen und alles Gute “

(M. A. de S., 28. Juni 2012)