Campbell. Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems (1809)
Campbell. Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems (1809)
Campbell. Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems (1809)

Campbell. Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems (1809)

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Campbell, Thomas. Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems. London: For the Author, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. First Edition. [7332]

Rebound in 1939 by Bayntun of Bath, England, whose firm later merged with the Riviere bindery of Paris.

Half blue morocco with blue cloth bards, spine with raised bands in 6 panels, 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, 134 clean pp., top edge gilt, rest deckled. Included is the 16-pp. publisher's catalogue dated Dec. 1, 1808. Eratta slip for p. 8 tipped in. Ex historical society library with a white label at bottom of front cover, bookplate, ink name stamp on title page. Small obituary clipping inside front cover, bookseller's ticket & previous owner's address label on rear paste-down.

Sabin 10268. An historical poem on the 1778 Wyoming Massacre, in which British & Indian forces killed & scalped over 300 patriots, some by slow torture. This atrocity was the basis for the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition against the Iroquois the following year.

Once owned by the Kunkle family, descendants of Wyoming settlers. Includes a packet of material relative to the volume: 1972 donation inquiry letter; 2nd donation letter 1972; 1969 bookseller's letter describing original purchase in 1939, binding decision, note that the book had made three trips across the Atlantic; hand-drawn map of the Battle of Wyoming; 16 pp. typewritten account of Col. John Franklin at the Battle of Wyoming, from Historical Sketches of Huntington Valley, by Rees Millard Tubbs (1886). 

PS: We hope as the second bookseller we do not have this item in inventory for 30 years!