KNIGHT, JOHN, AND JOHN SLOVER. Indian Atrocities. Narratives of the Perils and Sufferings of Dr. Knight and John Slover, among the Indians during the Revolutionary War. Nashville: W.F. Bang & Co., 1843.

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KNIGHT, JOHN, AND JOHN SLOVER.
Indian Atrocities. Narratives of the Perils and Sufferings of Dr. Knight and John Slover, among the Indians during the Revolutionary War. Nashville: W.F. Bang & Co., 1843.

US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£ 7,100 - 11,000
KNIGHT, JOHN, AND JOHN SLOVER.
Indian Atrocities. Narratives of the Perils and Sufferings of Dr. Knight and John Slover, among the Indians during the Revolutionary War. Nashville: W.F. Bang & Co., 1843.
96 pp. 12mo (154 x 84 mm). Original beige cloth over boards, custom chemise, green morocco-backed slipcase. Generally internally clean, covers rubbed and with a few light creases.

The introduction that opens these disturbing captivity narratives, which both occur on the Ohio frontier, firmly place this in the realm of propaganda: "From hence they will see that the nature of an Indian is fierce and cruel, and that an extirpation of them would be useful to the world, and honorable to those who can effect it." Earlier editions exist only in a handful of total copies and we can find only the Siebert copy of the present edition in the auction records. Not in Field; Howes K214; Sabin 38111.
Acquisition: William Reese Company, 2000, $13,000.

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