NARRATIVES OF CAPTIVITIES: THE DANGERS AND SUFFERINGS OF ROBERT EASTBURN, AND HIS DELIVERANCE FROM INDIAN CAPTIVITY. Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1758, With Introduction and Notes by John R. Spears.
Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1904. First edition thus. 8vo., 76 pp. Publisher's gilt-titled and decorated cloth, with paper title label on spine. A near fine copy. Limited to 27 numbered copies on Imperial Japanese Vellum, this is copy no. 8. Item #50758
Howes E-15; Ayer Collection No. 89. Robert Eastburn, a deacon in the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, while on his way to the frontier post of Oswego to engage in Indian trade, was captured by French soldiers and Iroquois on a wagon road just north of what is now Rome, New York. He was carried to Canada and held by variously by the French and the Iroquois for nearly two years before he escaped to Quebec.