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HISTORY OF THE MISSION OF THE UNTIED BRETHREN AMONG THE INDIANS IN NORTH AMERICA. Translated From the German by Christian Ignatius La Trobe
London Printed for the Brethren’s Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel 1794 - Three parts in one, as issued. First edition in English. With a large folding engraved map of the time showing the principle "Part of the United States of North America". 8vo, in a contemporary binding of full mottled calf, the spine with flat bands gilt decorated in a chain motif, red morocco label gilt trimmed and lettered. xii, 159; 234; 233, index. An unusually well preserved copy, the text still quite fresh and nearly free of foxing and with just a bit of aging or toning, the folding map with a neat repaired tear with no loss and otherwise near perfect, the old calf solid and firm with just a little rubbing or wear and a small abrasion on the spine. The best and most authoritative work on the subject and a hard book to find in nice condition. Volume I is a painstaking account of the Indians themselves and covers North American climate and resources as well as the arts, character, languages, sciences, dress and customs of the various tribes. Volumes II and III are a complete and detailed account of the operations of the Moravians, or United Brethren. It covers the missions from 1727 to 1787. The labors of the mission lay chiefly among the Delawares, the Nautikokes, the Shawnese, and other tribes in Pennsylvania and New York. The text was derived from the narratives of the workers themselves, primarily Gottlieb Spangenberg and David Zeisberger. Among the many subjects covered is that of the massacre of Gnadenhutten and Salem. The American Library Association’s LITERATURE OF AMERICAN HISTORY has this to say about it- "The impress of honesty and veracity is on every page. The translation is well done." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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