Deh-He-Wa-Mis: Or A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison: Otherwise Called The White Woman, Who Was Taken Captive by the Indians in MDCCLV; And Who Continued With Them Seventy Eight Years. [. . .]

By: Seaver, James E.

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Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Foxing, dampstains and tidemarks throughout. Cloth rubbed away from edges of boards. Piece missing from lower margin of front free endpaper. Some old mould stains to lower margins of front endpaper and preliminary leaves.Text complete. ; xii, (13)-192 pages. Contemporary blind-stamped cloth boards with "MARY JEMISON" stamped in gilt in centre of front board. Later cloth spine. Page dimensions: 146 x 96mm. Title continues: "Containing An Account Of The Murder Of Her Father And His Family; Her Marriages And Sufferings; Indian Barbarities, Customas And Traditions. Carefully Taken From Her Own Words." Seaver's narrative was first published in 1824 with the imprint Canandaigua: printed by J. D. Bemis & Co., 1824. This 1842 edition, with a differing title, is the first with the imprint of Batavia, N. Y.,: William Seaver and Son. There was also a second Batavia, N. Y.: William Seaver and Son edition in the same year, and a third in 1844. [Reference: Ayer "Narratives of Captivity" 253]

Title: Deh-He-Wa-Mis: Or A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison: Otherwise Called The White Woman, Who Was Taken Captive by the Indians in MDCCLV; And Who Continued With Them Seventy Eight Years. [. . .]

Author Name: Seaver, James E.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Batavia, N. Y., William Seaver and Son: 1842

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21055