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A narrative of the troubles with the Indians in New-England, from the first planting thereof in the year 1607. to this present year 1677. : But chiefly of the late troubles in the two last years, 1675. and 1676. To which is added a discourse about the warre with the Pequods in the year 1637. Preview this item
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A narrative of the troubles with the Indians in New-England, from the first planting thereof in the year 1607. to this present year 1677. : But chiefly of the late troubles in the two last years, 1675. and 1676. To which is added a discourse about the warre with the Pequods in the year 1637.

Author: William HubbardJeremiah ShepardBenjamin TompsonPhilip, Sachem of the WampanoagsDaniel WrayAll authors
Publisher: Boston; : Printed by John Foster, in the year 1677.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hubbard; Jeremiah Shepard; Benjamin Tompson; Philip, Sachem of the Wampanoags; Daniel Wray; John Nicholas Brown
OCLC Number: 773286656
Notes: Title page leaf preceded by an imprimatur leaf date Boston, March 29. 1677. and signed by: Simon Bradstreet, Daniel Denison, and Joseph Dudley.
Two prefatory poems are printed on p. [11-13], 1st count and are signed J.S. and B.T. Church ascribes these poems to Jeremiah Shepard and Benjamin Tompson, who was the earliest Native American poet.
"A narrative of the troubles vvith the Indians in Nevv-England, from the first planting thereof to the present time": p. 1-115, 2nd count.
"A supplement concerning the warre with the Pequods": p. 117-132.
"A table shewing the towns and places which are inhabited by the English in New-England: those that are marked with figures, as well as expressed by their names, are such as were assaulted by the Indians, during the late awful revolutions of providence": p. [1-7], 3rd count.
"A postscript"; p. [8] and 7-11, 3rd and 4th counts.
Letter of subjugation from King Philip [i.e. Metacomet, sachem of the Wampanoags] to the King of England: p. 11-12, 4th count.
"A narrative of the troubles with the Indians of New-England, from Pascataqua to Pemmaquid": p. 1-88, 6th count.
There are two states of the title page: in this state the English quotation has line 16 beginning " the brooks of Arnon"; in the other it reads "Brooks of Arnon". No bibliographies distinguish these states by giving them separate entries.
According to Church there are two issues of this work. In the first gathering M has only four leaves, on p. 81, 5th count, there is a blank space after the seventh line of text, and p. 88, 5th count, has only ten lines of errata. In the second issue, gathering M has leaves M2 and M3 which are cancels and their places supplied with four leaves signed M2, M3, M4, and [M5], paginated 83, 84, 85, and 86, the blank space on p. 81, 6th count has been filled in and reads "as for predictions, or presages of these late troubles", and the list of errata on p. 88, 6th count, has 12 lines. For a discussion of the states of this edition, see: Adams, R.G. "Hubbard's Narrative, 1677." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 33 (1939): 25-39.
The map of New England, probably cut by John Foster, was the first produced in America. For a discussion of the "White Hills" and "Wine Hills" variants, see: Holman, R.B. "John Foster's woodcut map of New England." Printing and Graphic Arts 8 (1960): 53-96.
A later edition printed at London in the same year, and licensed "June 27. 1677", has title: The present state of New-England. Being a narrative of the troubles with the Indians in New-England, from the first planting thereof in the year 1607, to this present year 1677: but chiefly of the late troubles in the two last years 1675, and 1676. To which is added a discourse about the war with the Pequods in the year 1637.
An abridged edition was issued at Boston in 1775, from which several later editions were copied.
Signatures: pi1 (pi1 recto blank) a⁶ (a1 verso blank) B-L⁴ M⁴ chi1 m² O-R⁴ (Q2 verso blank) S² T⁴ n⁴ (n4 blank) ²A-²L⁴ (²B3 missigned ²A3, ²F3 missigned ²2F4).
Errors in paging in second grouping: p. 84, 86, 88 and 90 not numbered, p. 85, 87, 89, 91 and 92 numbered 84 to 88, respectively.
Errata: p. [14], 1st count and p. 88, 6th count.
Title page printed within double rule border; woodcut head and tail pieces.
Description: [14], 132, [8], 7-12, [2], 88 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : map ; 20 cm. (4to)
Responsibility: By W. Hubbard, minister of Ipswich. Pnblished [sic] by authority.

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