First edition, complete with publisher's ads dated December 1, 1808.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809.
Quarto, handsomely re-bound in tan half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettered spine label. A few leaves barely foxed; a fine copy.
This poetic work deals with the notorious 1778 Wyoming Valley [Pennsylvania] Massacre, an event which has been called "the surpassing horror of the Revolution." John Butler, the leader of the massacre was a loyalist commander in the Revolutionary War. In 1776 he organized a band of motley marauders - white men and Indians. He later accompanied Sir John Johnson in his raid on the Schoharie and Mohawk Indian settlements in 1780.