Wacousta; or, prophecy. An Indian tale ... Revised edition. Major Richardson, John.

Wacousta; or, prophecy. An Indian tale ... Revised edition

New York: Dewitt & Davenport, publishers. Tribune Buildings, [1851]. 8vo, pp. viii, [1], 10-223, [1]; removed from binding; very good. First published as a triple decker in London in 1832, and in the U.S. the following year in two volumes. A sequel was also published in Montreal in 1840: Matilda Montgomerie; or the Prophecy Fulfilled. A tale of the late War. "Fiction; but it gives a good account of Pontiac's attempt at Detroit" (Howes). The introduction recounts how the author came to write the story: his grandfather was a participant in the events depicted and Richardson heard of them at his grandmother's knee. Richardson spent his early life in Detroit while his father served with Simcoe's Rangers and later served there during the War of 1812. Howes R-257 (overlooking this revised edition despite the new introduction); Lande 2128; Sabin 71043; Staton & Tremaine 1737; Streeter 5971. Item #57768

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