History of the Discovery of America; Of the landing of our forefathers, at Plymouth, and of their most remarkable engagements with the Indians in New-England, from their first landing in 1620, until the final subjugation of the natives in 1679. To which is annexed the particulars of almost every important engagement with the savages at the wesward to the present day. Including the defeat of generals Braddock, Harmer, and St. Clair, by the Indians at the westward, &c. CITIZEN OF CONNECTICUT, Henry TRUMBULL.
History of the Discovery of America; Of the landing of our forefathers, at Plymouth, and of their most remarkable engagements with the Indians in New-England, from their first landing in 1620, until the final subjugation of the natives in 1679. To which is annexed the particulars of almost every important engagement with the savages at the wesward to the present day. Including the defeat of generals Braddock, Harmer, and St. Clair, by the Indians at the westward, &c

History of the Discovery of America; Of the landing of our forefathers, at Plymouth, and of their most remarkable engagements with the Indians in New-England, from their first landing in 1620, until the final subjugation of the natives in 1679. To which is annexed the particulars of almost every important engagement with the savages at the wesward to the present day. Including the defeat of generals Braddock, Harmer, and St. Clair, by the Indians at the westward, &c

Norwich: Published by the author, 1810. First Edition. Leather bound. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Large folding woodcut frontispiece with bits of hand-coloring plus second folding plate, also with hand-coloring. 184 pp.
Edges scuffed. Front board detached, along with front free endpaper and frontispiece. Signatures of previous owners (dating to 1812) on front free endpaper. Some chipping to edges. Foxing throughout.
This is a first edition of Trumbull's popular (and infamously inaccurate) history of the American pioneers and their encounters with indigenous people. This first edition was published anonymously, whereas later printings bear the author's name. Howes was not a fan, calling the book "a well-nigh worthless production of a seventeen-year old lad which enjoyed wide favor by an uncritical public." Nonetheless worthwhile as a historical artifact of antiquated racial views, and a very handsome volume with hand-colored woodcuts. (Howes T370; Field 1570; Sabin 97196). Fair. Item #1608

Price: $200.00