CHURCH'S INDIAN WARS FROM 1675 TO 1704, by Thomas Church - 1845 [Revised Ed.]


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The History of the Great Indian War of 1675 and 1676, Commonly Called Philip's War. 


The Old French and Indian Wars, from 1689 to 1704.

by Thomas Church

with notes and an appendix by Samuel G. Drake 

Revised edition.  New York:  H. Dayton, 1845 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Red cloth covers have blind tooled frame and decoration, gilt on spine. 
  • Boards show some wear, smudges, bumps, edgewear.  Corners are bumped and frayed, with exposed board.  See photos.
  • Spine is a little cocked; has gilt text and illustration, a little faded.  Ends are crushed, show some signs of prior repairs.  See photos. 
  • Binding is intact.  Some signs of separation, as at Index.  See photos.  
  • Pastedowns and feps have some moderate staining, writing, damage to one corner.  See photos.  
  • Frontispiece is present.  
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.  Twelve woodcut plates, four in color.  
  • Interior is age-toned, more so at margins; shows scattered foxing, some stains, some printing shadows.  A torn corner at page opening pp. 298-299.  See photos.  
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • PS2024.0228

360 pages. 5 1/2 x 8 7/8 inches

A very good copy, with all twelve illustrated plates present, of the 1845 Revised Copy of this classic account of the Indian Wars.  First published in Boston in 1716, Church's History of "King Philip's War" was reissued in 1772.  Samuel G. Drake, the editor of the nineteenth century editions, worked from the 1772 edition to prepare the 1827 edition.

With the Revised Edition of 1845, the editor worked to correct the text based on "more recent publications of high authority," and he changed some "obsolete and objectionable words and phrases."  While Samuel Drake was aiming for an authentic and valuable contribution to Indian History, he acknowledged that "the interesting personal narrative of Col. Church will doubtless engage the attention of the reader."

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