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VERY RARE 1829 THOMAS CHURCH 'THE HISTORY of (KING) PHILIP'S WAR,' COMMONLY CALLED THE GREAT INDIAN WARSof 1675 & 1676, LEATHER BOUND COVER, with BLACK SPINE BANDwith STAMPED EMBOSSED GOLD GILT TYPOGRAPHY & DOUBLE GOLD GILT SPINE BANDS, ILLUSTRATED,EXETER, NH, with APPENDIX by SAMUEL G. DRAKE, [2nd edition] Publishedby J & B Williams, Exeter, NH, 1829(Dated 1829)Early 19th century Ameri can printed literature on the European conflict with the Native American people in the New England and on the east coast of what was to become theUnited States ofAmerica'The History of Philip's War, commonly called the Great Indian War of 1675 and 1676. Also, of the French and Indian wars at the eastward, in 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696, and 1704.By THOMAS CHURCH, Esq. with numerous notesto explain the situation of the places of battles, theParticular geography of the ravaged country,and the lives of the principal persons engaged in those wars. Also, an appendix, Containing an account of the treatment of the natives by the early voyagers, the settlement ofN(ew) England by the forefathers, the Pequot War, narratives of persons carried into captivity, anecdotes of the Indians, and the most important lateIndian wars to the time of the Creek War.Appendix by SAMUEL G. DRAKE.SECOND EDITION WITH PLATES.The unexampled achievements of our fathers should not be forgotten. Washington. What wars they wag'd, what seas, what dangers past, What glorious empire crown'd their toils at last.…Camoens.EXETER, NHPUBLISHED by J. & B. WILLIAMS.1829.
DIMENSIONS: 6" Height x 4" Width x 1" Depth Weight: 8.4 oz. INSCRIPTION(S):  With previous owner hand written name in faded black ink on the first blank page, that reads'W. Dyon Clair' DESCRIPTION:192 years old and a very rare American antique leather-bound second edition of'The History of Philip's War,' commonly called 'The Great Indian War of 1675 & 1676,' written by Thomas Church with an appendix by Samuel Drake and published by J and B Williams, Exeter, New Hampshire in 1829, with a single illustrated woodblock drawn black and white plate. Found here in southern New Hampshire in the Manchester, NH area, it's estate fresh and new to the marketplace. There's some visible slight to at times moderate foxing and paper tanning found within. The leather spine's intact and the leather covers are mottled and have a variegated color finish. The interior pages are largely intact, with no loss, tears, repairs (old or new.) The leather spine's decorated with gold gilt stamped, embossed typography with the abbreviated title
Indian Wars'on a charcoal black spine band, accompanied by double gold gilt embossed thin bands. This is a very early and very scarce and I may even venture to add rare volume, chroniclingKing Philip's War from the European perspective. One of the few and rare volumes aboutlate 17th century New England history. In wonderful condition and a great addition to any antiquarian library of earlyAmerican history and the history of the Native American people and their struggle againstEuropean settlement and confiscation of their historic lands.  CONDITION:Good to Very Good overall antique condition.(*Please scroll down the page to view enlarged photos below. Thank you.) 

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