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Mirabilia Dei inter Indicos, or, The rise and progress of a remarkable work of grace amongst a number of the Indians in the provinces of New-Jersey and Pennsylvania, justly represented in a journal kept by order of the honourable Society (in Scotland) for Propagating Christian knowledge. With some general remarks
Philadelphia: Printed and sold by William Bradford, [1746]. Octavo. (7 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches). Half-title, typographic ornamental headpieces. (Overall age toning as usual). Contemporary calf, covers bordered in blind, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt on a brown morocco label in the second compartment. Scarce first edition of most well-known journal from the colonial period of a missionary among the Native Americans Brainerd's journal covers a one-year period among the Delaware Indians in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from 1745 to 1746. Brainerd died from consumption when he was only twenty-nine, but the present work, along with Jonathan Edwards's biography of the missionary, gave him international fame and influenced future missions to the Indians of the region and elsewhere. This copy includes the rare half-title, and is bound in a contemporary binding, perhaps by Bradford. Evans 5748; Hildeburn 968; Howes B717; Sabin 7340; Siebert Sale 148; Vail 432.
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