A History of the Indian Wars with the First Settlers of the United States To the Commencement of the Late War. David C. Sanders.
A History of the Indian Wars with the First Settlers of the United States To the Commencement of the Late War

A History of the Indian Wars with the First Settlers of the United States To the Commencement of the Late War

Together With An Appendix, Not Before Added to This History, Containing Interesting Accounts of the Battles Fought By Gen. Andrew Jackson. Geneva, N. Y. Printed by Edwin Scrantom. Reprinted by W. F. Humphrey, Geneva, N. Y., 1893.

Limited Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. [2], 196 pages, [5]. Frontispiece illustration and one in text illustration. Untrimmed. Custom rebind. Text recased in three quarter maroon leather with reddish marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands and gilt title on the spine. Reddish marbled paper end sheets front and back. Gilt top edge. This copy is a limited edition of two hundred copies (no. 171) reprinted and initialed by George Perkins Humphrey, Rochester, N.Y. The 1893 wrappers to the edition (edge chipped) are inserted in the back. Light rubs to the spine, leather and the board edges. First published in Vermont 1812.

Howes S 84 - "The sensitive author, chagrined over some scornful critique of his book, strove to suppress the 1812 edition."; Field 1351. Very good. Item #15735

From Field's Indian Bibliography - "The Mystery which surrounded the authorship, history, and origin of this very rare volume, has been slowly dispelled by successive fragments of information. So few Copies have survived the holocaust to which it was devoted, that its very existence was unknown to the most zealous collectors of Indian and Vermont history. Published anonymously, without preface, it was known to but a few that the author was the Rev. Daniel Clark Sanders, President of the University of Vermont. Immediately after its appearance, some person, evidently a personal enemy of the author, published an acrimonious critique upon the book, in the "Liberal and Philosophical Repository". The animus of the critic was evidenced, not only by the bitterness of his language, but by his ignorance of the subject of Indian wars being more profound than that of the author of the book he scored. Such was the effect of the article upon either Mr. Sanders, or the publishers, that the work was suppressed. But very few copies could have escaped the hands that were now zealous to destroy, as they had lately been to create. In fact so nearly complete was the destruction of this book, that it was forgotten by those who professed to know most of its author, his biographers. Neither Thompson, Williams, or Hemmenway, who published memoirs of him, mentioned his authorship of the Indian wars."

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