London: Printed for J. Parsons, 1793. First edition in English. 8vo: xvi, 324 with 251/2 misnumbered for 249/250; A-X8, Y2. Half-title present. Rebacked to style with gilt lettered brown leather label, original calf boards, new endpapers. Edges sprinkled red. Hole in bottom margin of D8; last 8 leaves slightly foxed. An exceptionally bright, fresh copy with no ownership inscription. Fine. Item #018752
The first edition of this work was translated from English MSS and published in French in 1791 with editiorial additions; this edition was re-translated from the French with yet more additions by the editor. See Ford, and Samuel A. Green's "The Story of a Famous Book" for an account of the tortured history of the text of this seminal work of American literature. Ford 386; Howes F327; Sabin 25573.