HOPKINS, SAMUEL. 1721-1803. Historical Memoirs. Relating to the Housatunnuk Indians: Or, An Account of the Methods used, and Pains taken, for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Heathenish Tribe, and the Success thereof, under the Ministry of the late Reverend Mr. John Sergeant. Boston: S. Kneeland, 1753.
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HOPKINS, SAMUEL. 1721-1803.
Historical Memoirs. Relating to the Housatunnuk Indians: Or, An Account of the Methods used, and Pains taken, for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Heathenish Tribe, and the Success thereof, under the Ministry of the late Reverend Mr. John Sergeant. Boston: S. Kneeland, 1753.
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HOPKINS, SAMUEL. 1721-1803.
Historical Memoirs. Relating to the Housatunnuk Indians: Or, An Account of the Methods used, and Pains taken, for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Heathenish Tribe, and the Success thereof, under the Ministry of the late Reverend Mr. John Sergeant. Boston: S. Kneeland, 1753.
[2], iv, 182 pp. 4to (200 x 136 mm). Period paneled sheep in Cambridge-style. Custom red morocco-backed slipcase. Closed tear to T3, some foxing, joints cracked and wear to spine and corners.

"ONE OF THE RAREST BOOKS RELATING TO NEW ENGLAND;" FIRST EDITION IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING (Sabin). This work contains a carefully prepared account of the mission work among the Stockbridge and Housatonic Indians. Streeter called it "one of the foundation stones in the relation between the Whites and Indians in the 18th century." The author was the minister at Housatunnuk, now Great Barrington, Massachusetts and a distinguished theologian. Church 986; Evans 7023; Howes H632; Sabin 32945; Streeter sale 679.
Provenance: ownership inscription of Thomas Williams dated 1754 on title; this is possibly the Thomas Williams [1718-1775], doctor in Deerfield, MA and the younger brother of Ephraim Williams, founder of Williams College; later inscriptions of Stephen W. Williams and of E.J. Williams, one dated 1880 on title; sold by Goodspeed's in 1955 to Frank T. Siebert; his sale, Sotheby's New York, May 21, 1999, lot 153.
Acquisition: purchased from William Reese Company, 2001, $10,500.

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