A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians, from Its Commencement, in the Year 1740, to the Close of the Year 1808; Comprising All the Remarkable Incidents which Took Place at Their Missionary Stations during the Period;; Interspersed with Anecdotes, Historical Facts, Speeches of Indians, and Other Interesting Matter.

Philadelphia, (PA): M'Carty & Davis, 1820. First edition. 8vo. xii, 17-249 pp. Portrait frontispiece of David Zeisberger, the important Moravian missionary. Howes H-392: "Standard authority on the Moravian missions in Pennsylvania, Ohio, etc." Sabin 31205: "Full and undoubtedly faithful record of all the details of the Mission, its wonderful success, and its appalling destruction. It is at once an interesting story abounding in veritable incidents, and a valuable history, fortified by impregnable facts." American Imprints 1556. Field 678: "History of the noblest labors of the human race, for the civilization of a savage people, and at the same time the record of the most horrible crime perpetrated by a civilized people turned savages." Thomson 537: "Heckewelder was an eye-witness of a great proportion of what he relates, and had the best opportunities of acquiring information." Bookplate on front pastedown (partially removed), foxed, but a very good copy. Contemporary flame calf (rubbed), leather spine label. (#5794). Item #58575

Price: $750.00

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