History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers, At Plymouth, and of Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians, in New-England
by Trumbull, Henry
Norwich, CT: Printed for the Author At His Office. Fair. 1812. Full-leather. A later printing of a title published under slightly different names starting in 1810. Full-leather binding with front board and first endpaper detached. Board edges are heavily worn. First free endpaper has the handwritten name and stamp of Amasa Allen (c. 1750-1821) , a revolutionary war soldier from Walpole, NH. Pages are foxed throughout. 184 pages,  appendix. The two partially hand-colored plates are both missing pieces, about a third of a page from the frontispiece and a 1" x 5" edge of the other plate depicting the defeat of General St. Clair. The second blank endpaper is also missing a piece. "A well-nigh worthless production of a seventeen-year old lad which enjoyed wide favor by an uncritical public." --Howes T 370. An interesting look at how the Indian Wars were viewed by American society in the early 19th century. Howes T 370. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 184 pp . (Inventory #: 010794)
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