Philadelphia, 1800. 167pp. plus errata. Extra-illustrated with a folding plate and view of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 12mo. Contemporary half calf and boards, gilt leather labels. Front hinge tender, corners heavily worn, light wear to binding. Later bookplate on front pastedown. Ownership inscription on titlepage. Light toning, some scattered soiling and foxing. About very good. In the fall of 1779 the author travelled from New York to visit the settlements in Pennsylvania. This is one of the best 18th-century accounts of the Pennsylvania German communities. Ogden's narrative includes a brief account of the massacre of Christian Indians at Gnadenhutten and Salem, as well as notices of the progress of United Brethren missions in other regions such as the West Indies. An important account of the Moravian settlements. SABIN 56815. HOWES O37, "aa." EVANS 38149. (Inventory #: WRCAM23213A)
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