Extempore on a Wagon. A Metrical Narrative of a Journey from Bethlehem, Pa., to the Indian town of Goshen, Ohio, in the Autumn of 1803. Translated with Notes by J. Max Hark. George Henry LOSKIEL.

Extempore on a Wagon. A Metrical Narrative of a Journey from Bethlehem, Pa., to the Indian town of Goshen, Ohio, in the Autumn of 1803. Translated with Notes by J. Max Hark.

Lancaster, Pa.: Samuel H. Zahm, 1887. First limited edition, one of 200 copies, 8vo, 45, (1) pp, portrait frontispiece, owner's inscription on fly leaf, patterned endpapers, a near fine copy in the original green cloth, ends of spine rubbed, title and vignette of a wagon in gilt on upper cover. Loskiel, 1740-1819 and a Minister in the Moravian Church, is best known for his "History of the United Brethren among the Indians of North America", first published in German in 1789. This, a poetical rendering of one of his journeys and a scarce piece of Americana, was discovered by chance among the possessions of the publisher's great-grandfather. Item #4141

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