An Historical Account of the Incorporated Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts...

London: Joseph Downing, 1730. xxxi, 356pp, 2 folding maps. Full leather, hinges expertly reinforced. Pages slightly browned, maps bright. The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts was an Anglican missionary created in 1701 to restore spirituality to the church in America. The labors of the society embraced the British colonies from the Carolinas to New England. This volume was compiled from papers transmitted to the Society by Governors of colonies, religious congregations, missionaries, or persons of note abroad. It contains accounts of Yamassee and Tuscaraora wars in Carolina, the New York slave insurrections of 1712, the Four Indian Kings who traveled to England, and a 1715 New York edition of a Mohawk prayer book. The maps are important. They are A Map of the Province of Carolina Divided into its Parishes &c. and A Map of New England. New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania (sic). Both are by Herman Moll, approximately 14 by 15 inches, and are dated 1730. Sabin 33801, Siebert Sale 141 (where it realized $3,185), Howes H795. Item #22612

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