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Book Number 2338 
Author David Humphreys 
Title An Historical Account of the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Containing their Foundation, Proceedings, and the Success of their Missionaries in the British Colonies, to the Year 1728. 
Date 1730 
Publisher Joseph Downing 
Place of Publication London 
Edition 1st edition 
Volume Information  
Cover contemporary full calf with double straight lined gilt boarder on upper and lower boards. Original spine with 6 gilt designed compartments of raised bands, red morocco label on two. All edges speckled red, upper part of front board just started. 
Illustration With elaborate head and tail pieces.  
Size 8vo 
Condition Lacks two folding maps. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. title, blank, iii-xxxi, blank, 1-356. 
Reference Howes H-795; Simmons 1730#15, Sabin 33800; Cox II pg. 99 
Translation Info  
Notes “This account deals entirely with America and is compiled from papers transmitted to the Society of Govenors of the Colonies. It contains detailed accounts of the travels, hardships and adventures of Missionaries sent to New York City, Westchester County, Albany, Staten Island, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, etc. It offers accounts of the Iroquois Indians boardering on New York and New England, ‘the genius of the Northern Indians, and the condition of the Countries’; account of the people and churches at Boston, in Rhode Island, Narragansett, Newbury, etc” (Cox pg 99) 
Price (US$) 375  
Short Description Book Americas U.S East & Central; 
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