LOSKIEL, George Henry
History of the Mission of the United Brethren Among the Indians in North America
London: Printed for the Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, 1794. 8vo. xii, 159, , 234, 233, , pp. Engraved folding map.
Expertly bound to style in half russia and period marbled paper covered boards.
Provenance: John Andrews (early signature)
First edition in English of an important source on the Moravian missions in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The first English edition of this very important official account of missionary work among the Indians of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, from 1735-1787 ... It includes details on the Gnadenhutten and Salem massacres, the activities of the Moravians and their missions, and what is reputed to be the first mention in a book of the discovery of oil in western Pennsylvania. The map illustrates the central Atlantic states in some detail" (Reese).
Howes L474; Thomson 733; Field 952; Pilling, Proof Sheets 2322; Sabin 42110; Reese, Struggle for North America 92.