Montpelier, 1812. 319pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Extremities rubbed, small chip at head of spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. Internally clean. Near fine. A rare work on the history of the Indian Wars in New England, written by the president of the University of Vermont. "This book aroused bitter criticism because of its strictures on colonial bigotry and cruelty to the natives..." - Streeter. The book was long believed to have been suppressed by its author because of his mortification at the attacks made on it by reviewers, and both Field and Church give long accounts of its supposed destruction. While there certainly were bitter reviews and the work is quite rare, more modern bibliographers, notably Marcus McCorison in VERMONT IMPRINTS, have suggested that the suppression story may be exaggerated. Later writers have also praised the book as one of the best written histories of the Indian Wars of New England. CHURCH 1306. HOWES S84. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3474. FIELD 1351. GILMAN, p.240. SABIN 76366. McCORISON 1420. STREETER SALE 727. (Inventory #: WRCAM1923)
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