Sep 17, 2009 - Sale 2186

Sale 2186 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 1,440
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
[BERKELEY, GEORGE.] A Proposal for the Better Supplying of Churches in our Foreign Plantations, and for Converting the Savage Americans to Christianity. 8vo, attractive modern 1/4 calf; crisp and clean, minor crease throughout. London, 1724

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first edition. Proposes the creation of a college in Bermuda for training young American Indians to serve as missionaries throughout the British colonies. Recommends either peaceful recruitment or "taking captive the children of our enemies" (page 6). Bishop Berkeley's stay in Rhode Island from 1729 to 1732 was related to this venture. European Americana 724/11; Sabin 66021. No auction records have been found for this first edition.