Chicago: W.F. Hall Printing Company, 1915. xxv,,375pp. plus illustrations and folding map. Frontispiece portrait. Contemporary three quarter black faux morocco and green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Minor wear to extremities. Internally clean. Very good. Lacks the half title called for by Howes. Item #WRCAM31068
A translation of Mazzuchelli's memoirs, first published in Milan in 1844, with an introduction by noted St. Paul archbishop John Ireland. The author spent fourteen years as one of the primary missionaries to Indians on the upper Great Lakes. "Missionary labors in Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan from 1830" - Howes. Translated by Sister Mary Kennedy of the St. Clara Convent, originally founded by Mazzuchelli. "Mazzuchelli, a member of a prominent and wealthy family of Milan, Italy, became one of the greatest Roman Catholic missionaries of Iowa and Wisconsin. Here he tells of his missionary experiences in northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa, from the year 1830, when he was ordained to the priesthood at Cincinnati, until 1844, when on a visit home he finished these memoirs" - Streeter. The first edition, in Italian, is of the greatest rarity; this is the second edition and first in English. HOWES M457. SABIN 47208 (another ed). STREETER SALE 1811 (another ed).