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MONTGOMERY, James (1771–1854). Greenland and Other Poems. N...

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MONTGOMERY, James (1771–1854). Greenland and Other Poems. N...
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MONTGOMERY, James (1771–1854). Greenland and Other Poems. New York: for Kirk & Mercein, et al, 1819. 24mo. (Some pale spotting). Original drab boards, uncut (partial printed spine label, spine chipped with some losses, some separation along joints); half morocco folding box. Provenance: Rev. J. Davis (gift inscription dated 1830); H. Doane (ownership signature of gift recipient dated 1831). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of this rare work. The first three cantos are a sketch of the history of the ancient Moravian Church, the origins of the missions by the people of Greenland and the voyage of the first three brethren in 1733. The fifth canto contains the chief cause of the extinction of the colonies. Sabin 50144; Not in Arctic Bibliography.
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MONTGOMERY, James (1771–1854). Greenland and Other Poems. N...

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Oct 20, 2022
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MONTGOMERY, James (1771–1854). Greenland and Other Poems. New York: for Kirk & Mercein, et al, 1819. 24mo. (Some pale spotting). Original drab boards, uncut (partial printed spine label, spine chipped with some losses, some separation along joints); half morocco folding box. Provenance: Rev. J. Davis (gift inscription dated 1830); H. Doane (ownership signature of gift recipient dated 1831). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of this rare work. The first three cantos are a sketch of the history of the ancient Moravian Church, the origins of the missions by the people of Greenland and the voyage of the first three brethren in 1733. The fifth canto contains the chief cause of the extinction of the colonies. Sabin 50144; Not in Arctic Bibliography.
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