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1907 The Young Pioneers : With La Salle on the Mississippi Evelyn Everett-Green

1907 The Young Pioneers : With La Salle on the Mississippi Evelyn Everett-Green

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By Evelyn Everett-Green

London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1907. Hardback, 8vo, pictorial cloth with gilt titles, 534 pages plus 10 pages of publisher's catalogue. Illustrated title page as well as a printed title page in red and black.

A very good clean copy with the binding remaining in good clean condition. All contents present and pages very clean throughout. Presentation inscription to front endpaper and dated 1910.

Evelyn Ward Everett-Green (17 November 1856 in London – 23 April 1932 in Funchal) was an English novelist who started with improving, pious stories for children, moved on to historical fiction for older girls, and then turned to adult romantic fiction. She wrote about 350 books, more than 200 of them under her own name, and others using the pseudonyms H. F. E., Cecil Adair, E. Ward and Evelyn Dare.

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (November 22, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a 17th-century French explorer and fur trader in North America. He explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. He is best known for an early 1682 expedition in which he canoed the lower Mississippi River from the mouth of the Illinois River to the Gulf of Mexico and claimed the entire Mississippi River basin for France.

La Salle is often credited with being the first European to traverse the Ohio River, and sometimes the Mississippi as well. It has now been established that Joliet and Marquette preceded him on the Mississippi in their journey of 1673–74, and the existing historical evidence does not indicate that La Salle ever reached the Ohio/Allegheny Valley.

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