Philadelphia: William Bradford [for the author and "worthy correspondents of the said society"], . 8vo. viii, 253 pp. Half-title. Recent brown calf, gilt rules on spine, leather spine label; browning to text block, but a very good copy in an attractive new period-style binding. Item #51315
First edition. Howes B-717 ("b"). Sabin 7340. Evans 5748. Vale 432. Siebert sale 148: "David Brainerd, a sickly child, achieved a traumatic religious conversion in 1739. Just three years later, he was expelled from Yale University for making derogatory remarks about a tutor; nonetheless, he was able to obtain a license to preach and ministered to Native Americans in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Due to ill health, Brainerd died when he was only twenty-nine, but the present work gave him international fame as a missionary, influencing future missionaries to North America and elsewhere. He traveled from Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to the forks of the Delaware River and present-day Freehold, New Jersey."