New York, NY: Dayton & Newman, 1842. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Biography of the famous First Nations Chief, delivered by Stone at the dedication ceremony of his monument. From the preface "Exclusive of the notes and appendix, the greater portion of the discourse was delivered at the monument, at the time designated, to a large concourse of people. Many of those who heard it have urged its publication; and there may, perhaps, be others desirous of reviewing their studies of that era of the early history of New England presented in the following pages, as well as becoming acquainted with the life and character of the real Uncas." Publishers decorative brown cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto spine, 16mo (5-13/16 inches tall), pp. 209, half-title, dedication, appendix, illustrated with facsimiles of Uncas' holograph signature marks. Volume cloth worn and stained, text with toning, tide line stain and some spotting common throughout, 1st fep removed, p.o. name in pencil recto 2nd fep. A solid copy, uncommon in publishers original cloth. Good. Item #2126
The appendix contains a history of the Indians of New England, including Uncas' facsimile holograph signature marks from documents. Stone was an historian and abolitionist who advocated for the abolition of slavery by Congress and drafted the petition for emancipation of slaves at the Anti-Slavery Convention in Baltimore in 1825. This was Stone's final work, published just two years prior to his death. Ref. Sabin 92153. ; americanabolitionists dot com.
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