Discovery of America Indian Wars 1840 Trumbull rare book Dearborn woodcutsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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History of the Discovery of America: of the Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and of their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians in New England, from their First Arrive 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 in the United States and Territories; Including the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer, and St. Clair, The Creek and Seminole War, &c., by Henry Trumbull.
Published 1840, Boston by George Clark. New Edition, with Additions, Revisions and essential historical corrections.
304 pages. Five plates total, including folding oblong wood engraved frontis [by N. Dearborn] plus four full page wood engraved plates, all with original hand color.
Scarce revised edition which mentions the Territories of the U.S.with dates up until 1837, most surviving examples are earlier issues and lack the oblong Dearborn wood cut frontis.
A general account of wars fought between Europeans and Indigenous Americans during the Colonial and Early Republican period. Beginning with Cortez and the destruction of the Aztec Empire, the narrative proceeds to focus on North America, and the conflicts between British and American settlers and the native peoples.
Rebound in modern red grained leather, raised bands, gilt devices in compartments. Sound & tight.
Frontis is "A View of Col. Johnson's Engagement with the Savages (commanded by Tecumseh) near the Moravian Town, Oct. 5th, 1812.
Book measures: 8 5/8" H X 5 5/8" W.