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Indian Converts: or, some Account of the Lives and Dying Speeches of a considerable Number of the Christianized Indians of Martha's Vineyard, in New England
London: "Printed for Samuel Gerrish, Bookseller in Boston in New England...", 1727. 8vo. (7 5/16 x 4 5/8 inches). xxiv, 310, [2], 16pp. Profusely corrected in manuscript, evidently editing the work for a 19th century edition. Nineteenth century half dark green morocco over marbled paper covered boards, bound by Boston binder William Ulman with his binder's ticket on the front pastedown. An extraordinary copy of a noted work on the Indians of Martha's Vineyard. Experience Mayhew was the fourth generation of Mayhews who preached to the Indians of Martha's Vineyard, his great-grandfather being Thomas Mayhew, to whom Sir Ferdinando Gorges granted the patent in 1641. "In this extraordinary relation of the effects of the Gospel upon the aborigines, are narrated biographical sketches of one hundred and twenty-nine Indians, who gave unexceptional tokens of conversion by Christian lives" (Field). This copy has been profusely corrected by an early owner, apparently for publication of a new edition. Howes M452; Sabin 47124; Field p. 270; JCB (1)III:399; European Americana 727/158.
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