Barby, 1789. ,783,pp. Thick 12mo. Contemporary calf. Very good. The first edition, first state of this important work (with a six-line errata). A very important official account of missionary work among the Indians of the frontier in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York from 1735 to 1787, including details on the Gnadenhutten and Salem massacres, the activities of the Moravians and their missions, and what is reputed to be the first mention in a book of the discovery of oil in western Pennsylvania. The first edition is preferred to the translations because significant material pertaining to tribes which had become friendly in the intervening years was deleted in the translations and later editions. "...It is the best authority, both as to tradition and facts" - Field. HOWES L474, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2321. SABIN 42109. THOMSON 732. FIELD 952. (Inventory #: WRCAM801)
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