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Author: Duston, Hannah
Title: Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston, related by Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau, four versions of events in 1697
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher:Arion Press
Date Published: 1987

Illustrated with 35 woodblock prints by Richard Bosman. (Folio) 42x32 cm (17x12¾"), original quarter cloth and papered boards, paper spine label. One of 425 copies printed on Rives Heavyweight paper.

Signed by the artist on the limitation page, as issued. Indian captivity narratives were popular reading in the United States before the vanishing of the frontier, and they are one of the earliest forms of American literature. The brief and bloody chronicle of Hannah Duston may be the most enduring, as it was told and retold for over a hundred and fifty years by authors of literary distinction.


Light wear to binding, with a few small chips to the papered boards; spotting to endpapers; near fine.

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Narrative of Hannah Duston Arion Press 1/425

Estimate $300 - $500Aug 23, 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA