Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 2

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
OWNED BY A DELAWARE (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Zeisberger, David. Delaware Indian and English Spelling Book for the Schools of the Mission of the United Brethren. 179 pages. 12mo, contemporary 1/2 calf, moderate wear; leaf A3 worn with slight loss of text, moderate edge wear and short closed tears to several leaves, lacking rear free endpaper; several early ownership inscriptions to endpapers and final leaf, label remnant on title page. Philadelphia: Mary Cist, 1806

Additional Details

Second edition, revised by the author. Contains a Delaware-to-English phrase book, a history of the Bible in parallel Delaware and English, notes on Delaware grammar, and more. On the verso of the final leaf is inscribed "Bought of Joseph Demming[?], a Delaware Indian, Western District, Upper Canada." Passages in Delaware are inscribed on the verso of the title page and on the rear free endpaper. Church 1299; Sabin 106299; Shaw & Shoemaker 11914. The first known at auction since the 1999 Siebert sale.