RARE 1812 History of Indian Wars in New England, Native American Cruelty, 1st ed
A History of the Indian Wars With the First Settlers of the United States. Particularly in New England. By Daniel Clark Sanders. Published: Wright and Sibley, Montpelier, VT, 1812. Full calf leather with gilt “Indian Wars” title on spine. Binding in nice condition, text is toned. The last page of text is only about 15% there, with the rest provided in facsimile (see pic). Previous owner signature and inscription on ffep and rear pastedown. A very rare Vermont Imprint and Indian War History title. A scarce work on the history of the Indian Wars in New England, written by the president of the University of Vermont. This book aroused bitter criticism because of its strictures on colonial bigotry and cruelty to the natives. The book was long believed to have been suppressed by its author because of his mortification at the attacks made on it by reviewers, and both Field and Church give long accounts of its supposed destruction. While there certainly were bitter reviews, and the work is quite rare, more modern bibliographers, notably Marcus McCorison in VERMONT IMPRINTS, have suggested that the suppression story may be exaggerated. Later writers have also praised the book as one of the best written histories of the Indian Wars of New England. Howes S84; Church 1306; Streeter sale 727; Field 1351; Sabin 76366; Gilman, p. 240; McCorison, Vermont Imprints, 1420; Pilling, Algonquian Languages, p. 441; Pilling, Proof-Sheets 3474. The item “RARE 1812 History of Indian Wars in New England, Native American Cruelty, 1st ed” is in sale since Friday, April 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “crottsy” and is located in Clemmons, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt.
- Binding: Leather
- Subject: Military & War
- Topic: Civil War (1861-65)
- Special Attributes: Exceptional and RARE book!
- Origin: American
- Year Printed: 1880
- Country of Manufacture: United States