Item #62692 Affecting History of the Dreadful Distresses of Frederic Manheim's. Frederick MANHEIM.

Affecting History of the Dreadful Distresses of Frederic Manheim's

Item #62692

[MANHEIM, Frederick]. Affecting History of the Dreadful Distresses of Frederic Manheim's Family: To Which Are Added, the Sufferings of John Corbly's Family.--An Encounter between a White Man and Two Savages.--Extraordinary Bravery of a Woman.--Adventures of Capt. Isaac Stewart.---Deposition of Massy Herbeson.--Adventures and Sufferings of Peter Wilkinson.--Remarkable Adventures of Jackson Johonnot. With an Account of the Destruction of the Settlements at Wyoming. Phila.: Printed by Henry Sweitzer, for Matthew Carey, 1800. 8vo. 48pp. Engraved frontis. Later 3/4-burgundy morocco and marbled paper-covered boards, ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Light scattered foxing, repair to final leaf, else a very good or better copy. HOWES M-253. Ayer 5. Vail 1223A. Field 1002. Scarce, no edition of this was in the Siebert Sale; only three copies of any edition have been auctioned since 1975. A significant collection of Indian captivity narratives. "In the following pages are collected together several histories of the dreadful cruelties exercised by the Indians on persons so unfortunate as to fall into their hands. All the instances are authenticated in the most satisfactory manner; some by deposition, and others by the information of persons of unexceptionable credibility"--Preface. The graphic frontispiece engraved by Peter Maverick after S. Folwell shows Manheim's 16-year-old twin daughters being burned alive as their Canasdaga captors dance round them."

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