INDIAN CAPTIVITY: A TRUE NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTURE OF REV. O. M. SPENCER BY THE INDIANS, IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF CINCINNATI.

NY: Carlton & Porter, Sunday School Union, (1857 - 1868). Later printing. 12mo., 160 pp., engraved portrait frontispiece, other illustrations in text. Publisher's cloth, decorated in blind with title imprinted on the spine. Very light wear at the top of the spine; stain from early owner's bookplate; moderate foxing to the first few leaves only. A very good copy. Item #50769

Oliver M. Spencer, his sisters and parents were among the earliest settlers in Cincinnati; on July 4, 1792 he was captured by the Swanee at Fort Washington, and spents nearly eight months among them before being ransomed and released. His narritive includes details of his journey home through Detriot. First published in 1835, this is an undated latert printing; the American Antiquarian Society dates this printing between 1857 - 1868 when the publisher, Carlton & Porter are listed as agents for the Sunday Schoool Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City directories. Earlier printings are listed by Howes, Ayer Collection, Field and Graff.

Price: $500.00