FATHER MARQUETTE AND THE GREAT RIVERS. August Derleth.

FATHER MARQUETTE AND THE GREAT RIVERS. New York: Vision Books Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, [1955]. Octavo, illustrated by H. Lawrence Hoffman, map endpapers, cloth. First edition. Young adult history with fictionalized dialogue. In 1673 Father Jacques Marquette (1637-1675), a French Jesuit missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a French-Canadian explorer, were the first Europeans to explore and map the northern portion of the Mississippi River Valley. An early title in the "Vision Books" series, a collection of biographies intended to acquaint young readers with their Catholic heritage. Mild tanning to endpapers from binder's glue, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket priced $1.95 on the front flap with light wear at spine ends and corner tips and four small internal tape mends. A very nice copy. (#164334).

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