Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 5

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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Samson Occom. A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul, an Indian, who was Executed at New-Haven. 22 pages. 8vo, stitched, worn fragment of plain front wrapper present; edge wear, a few short closed tears, leaves C2-3 quite worn with slight loss of text and edges reinforced, final unnumbered leaf C4 (biography of Moses Paul) in facsimile only; uncut; early owner's signature at base of page 22. Boston: John Boyles, 1773

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Early edition of the 1772 first published work by an American Indian. Occom was a Mohegan who studied under Eleazer Wheelock and was ordained by the Presbyterian Church. He later preached among the Montauks of Long Island. Bristol B3610; Littlefield, Biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924; Sabin 56635.