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Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvania Tale and Other Poems
Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London 1809 - Quarto. handsomely re-bound in tan half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettered spine label. This poetic work deals with the notorious 1778 Wyoming Valley [Pennsylvania] Massacre, an event which has been called "the surpassing horror of the Revolution." John Butler, the leader of the massacre was a loyalist commander in the Revolutionary War. In 1776 he organized a band of motley marauders - white men and Indians. He later accompanied Sir John Johnson in his raid on the Schoharie and Mohawk Indian settlements in 1780. A few leaves barely foxed; a fine copy First edition, complete with publisher's ads dated December 1, 1808 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
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