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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134

    HUBBARD, William. A Narrative of the Indian Wars in New-England, from the first Planting thereof in the year 1607, to the year 1677. Containing a Relation of the Occasion, Rise and Progress of the War with the Indians in the Southern, Western, Eastern and Northern parts of the said Country. Boston: John Boyle, 1775.

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    HUBBARD, William. A Narrative of the Indian Wars in New-England, from the first Planting thereof in the year 1607, to the year 1677. Containing a Relation of the Occasion, Rise and Progress of the War with the Indians in the Southern, Western, Eastern and Northern parts of the said Country. Boston: John Boyle, 1775.

    12o (170 x 96 mm). (Small hole on G5 with loss of a few letters, some browning at beginning, pale mostly marginal dampstaining at end.) Contemporary mottled calf, morocco lettering-piece (rubbed, a bit dry). Provenance: Theodore Foster Foster Library (inscriptions on pastedown dated 7 October 1822).

    Second American edition, an unsophisticated copy in a contemporary binding, preceded by the exceedingly rare Boston 1677 first. The work was reissued, with a preface expounding the virtues of the Colonists overcoming the Indians, doubtlessly to stimulate fervor in the current clash with Britain. Evans 14120; Howes H-756; Sabin 33447. For the first edition see: Church 650; Evans 231; Howes H-756 ("A corner-stone authority on the subject"); Field 731; Sabin 33445; Streeter II:640; Streeter Americana Beginnings 14; Vail 184 ("This is the ninth of 11 quarto King Philip's War tracts and the most famous of them all").


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