Wilmington: Wilson & Heald, 1846. Octavo. Item #026083
312 pages, four plates, 2 plans, folding detailed map at end showing the settlements of the Dutch and Swedes. Not only was this the first history of Delaware but Ferris resolved problems on some of the troublesome names. The name of the island was called Matineconk or Tiniconk, he goes on to note the changes and the development of the first regular trail. He then shows how the settlements of the Swedes developed (note the excellent folding map) and the role of William Penn and then he goes into great detail on the ecclesiastical affairs of the Swedish Church. Just as the rise of Yellow Fever devastated Philadelphia in 1793, even so it was the case in Wilmington. The errata is on the verso of page xi giving the reader the most complete and accurate early history of the state. A very nice copy bound in publisher's brown embossed cloth, spine lettering gilt, some light scattered foxing to plates, text very clean with just a hint of scattered foxing. light wear to corners, previous owner's name in pencil. [Howes F97].
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