Boston. 1822. 108pp. Lacks view of Brainerd plate. Frontis. 16mo. Contemporary calf-backed boards, gilt title on spine. Spine ends worn, edges rubbed. Tanned, some foxing. A good copy. Item #WRCAM26984
"The little Osage captive was rescued by missionaries from amongst the Cherokees, and given the name of Lydia Carter" - Ayer. The events take place in Tennessee. One of the plates is a view of the missionary establishment at Brainerd, Tennessee. The frontispiece plate depicts the Cherokee captors showing the scalps of the little girl's parents to the author, as the girl looks on. This is the first edition of a popular captivity narrative. HOWES C776. VAUGHAN 80. AYER 53 (ref).