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Parkman, Francis Parkman's Works - Frontenac Edition.

Parkman, Francis.

Francis Parkman’s Works – Frontenac Edition. The collection includes: Volume I and II: “Pioneers of France in the New World” / Volume III and IV: “The Jesuits in North America” / Volume V: “LaSalle and the Discovery of the Great West” / Volume VI and VII: “The Old Regime in Canada” / Volume VIII: “Count Frontenac and New France under Louis the XIV” / Volume IX and X: “A Half Century of Conflict” / Volume XI, XII, XIII: “Montcalm and Wolfe” / Volume XIV and XV:″The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada” / Volume XVI: “The Oregon Trail, Sketches of Prairies and Rocky-Mountain Life” / Additional Volume [the so-called Volume XVII: “A Life of Francis Parkman” (by Charles Haight Farnham) //

17 Volumes [complete set of 16 Volumes plus the often missing Biography]. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1902 – 1904. Octavo. More than 6000 pages. Frontispiece with tissue-guard to each Volume. Photographic illustrations and occasionally maps within the text. Original Hardcover (blue publisher’s cloth with original spinelabels and as a special ephemera treat in each Volume are two spare spine-labels tipped into the rear [In case of rebinding or fading of the exisiting spine-labels]. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear (some rubbing). From the library of Hans Christian Andersen – Translator Erik Haugaard, with Haugaard’s Exlibris to the pastedown of each Volume.

Francis Parkman Jr. (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as historical sources and as literature. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and author of several books on the topic. Parkman was a trustee of the Boston Athenæum from 1858 until his death in 1893.
Parkman is one of the most notable nationalist historians. In recognition of his talent and accomplishments, the Society for American Historians annually awards the Francis Parkman Prize for the best book on American history. His work has been praised by historians who have published essays in new editions of his work by such Pulitzer Prize winners as C. Vann Woodward, Allan Nevins, and Samuel Eliot Morison as well as by other notable historians including Wilbur R. Jacobs, John Keegan, William Taylor, Mark Van Doren, and David Levin. Famous artists such as Thomas Hart Benton and Frederic Remington have illustrated Parkman’s books. Numerous translations have been published worldwide.

In 1865 Parkman built a house at 50 Chestnut Street on Beacon Hill in Boston, which has since become a National Historic Landmark. The Francis Parkman School in Forest Hills bears his name, as does Parkman Drive and the granite Francis Parkman Memorial at the site of his last home in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (now a neighborhood of Boston). On September 16, 1967, the United States Postal Service honored Parkman with a Prominent Americans series 3¢ postage stamp with the wording, “FRANCIS PARKMAN AMERICAN HISTORIAN U.S. POSTAGE”. (Wikipedia)

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Parkman, Francis Parkman's Works - Frontenac Edition.
Parkman, Francis Parkman's Works - Frontenac Edition.
Parkman, Francis Parkman's Works - Frontenac Edition.
Parkman, Francis Parkman's Works - Frontenac Edition.