Author: Loskiel, George H.
Title: Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Bruder unter den Indianern in Nordamerika
Place Published: Barby
Date Published: 1789
, 783,  pp. (12mo) 17.5x10.7 cm (7x4¼”), marbled boards, orange leather label with gilt titles, all edges stained red. First Edition.
The first edition, first state of this important work (with a six-line errata). A very important official account of missionary work among the Indians of the frontier in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York from 1735 to 1787, including details on the Gnadenhutten and Salem massacres, the activities of the Moravians and their missions, and what is reputed to be the first mention in a book of the discovery of oil in western Pennsylvania. The first edition is preferred to the translations because significant material pertaining to tribes which had become friendly in the intervening years was deleted in the translations and later editions. "...It is the best authority, both as to tradition and facts" - Field.