Boston: J. Boyle, 1775. 12mo. Item #025672
Second American edition preceded by the extremely rare 1677 first issue. ix, 288 pages. This work was reissued in this abridged edition just a month after Lexington and includes rhetoric about the undermanned colonists overcoming the powerful Indians. It further notes: "we...have been called to defend our lives and properties against the distant savages." Howes calls it "a corner-stone authority on the subject." It wrongly numbers p. 209 instead of 206 as is called for in all other references. It adds on p. 195 following "A supplement concerning the war with the Pequods in the year 1637. OCLC notes: "the subsequent editions are all copies of that of Boyle, or copies of those from his." S.G. Drake, preface of Hubbard, 1865, p. xii. Bound in a modern 1/4 light brown leather over marbled paper covered baords, renewed endpapers, some toning, finger soiling or spots of foxing to pages. A very nice copy. [ Howes H-756].