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MISCELLANIES IN PROSE AND VERSE
London, 1791. Later marbled wrappers. Minor foxing in latter part of text, a few light dampstains in lower corner. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth case. The Herschel V. Jones-Rosenbach-C.G. Littell-Frank T. Siebert copy, with the Littell book label. Inscribed by Frank T. Siebert on the slipcase chemise: "Dr. Rosenbach says the finest copy he has ever seen." The seemingly slight title makes no mention of Captain Morris' journal, which he kept while an Indian captive during the Pontiac War between August and late September, 1764. "On pages 1 to 39, [Morris] gives his narrative of the incidents of his hazardous mission to Pontiac, a savage general, who in a six weeks' campaign, overthrew the British authority in all the territories of the northwest. Captain Morris accepted the service at the request of General Bradstreet, sensible that to place himself in the power of the vindictive Indian chief, was little short of a sentence to death. General Bradstreet, who had the ill luck to bear a reputation too great for his capacity, had the additional misfortune of seldom knowing what he really wanted. Captain Morris, by the combined force of good fortune, and good conduct, escaped the perils which inclosed his course and seemed irresistibly to close behind him and forbid his return to life. With the fire kindled around the stake to which he was tied, he was more than once rescued at the last minute" - Field. According to Dr. Siebert's note, "Plenty rare.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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