[Item #60876] Regina, the German Captive; or, True Piety Among the Lowly. R. WEISER.

Regina, the German Captive; or, True Piety Among the Lowly

Baltimore: T. Newton Kurtz, 1860. Third edition. 12mo (16cm). Brown cloth, boards blindstamped with publisher's monogram, titled in gilt on spine; salmon pink endpapers; 252pp; five wood-engraved plates on yellow inserted leaves. Straight and sound, but rubbed, with a slight forward lean, very faint dampstain to fore-edge throughout, more visible dampstain to front free endpaper, front flyleaf, and frontispiece; generally just Very Good.

Pietistic narrative of the Hartman family's immigration to America and Regina Hartman's captivity in 1744, heavily dramatized for use in Lutheran Sunday schools. The author claims to have based his account on stories told by his grandmother, supposedly personally acquainted with the Hartmans, and on the information found in H. Melchior Mühlenberg's Hallische Nachrichten, a 1745 record of Lutheran church activities in America. Relatively uncommon: OCLC records 18 copies of the first edition and 4 copies of this third edition. VAUGHAN Narratives of North American Indian Captivity 270. Not in AYER. Reprinted as Garland #69.

Price: $275.00

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