[The Journal of a Two Months Tour.] Guds Nådes Werk Bland hedningarna, första Stycket, Som innefattar en Dag-Bok, Öfwer en Twå Månaders Resa, På Gränsorne af Pensylvanien, först til de Christne, och sedan til Indianerne som bo wäster om Alegh-geny Fjällen, Jämte et Bihang Om Desse Indianers seder och de försök, som til deras omwändelse från Hedendomen redan blifwit gjorde; Af Carl Beatty På Engelska tryckt 1768, men nu genom Samfundet Pro fide et Christianismo i Swenskan utgifwit samt med Företal försedt. Charles Beatty.
Swedish Translation of Beatty’s Early Account on Pennsylvania

[The Journal of a Two Months Tour.] Guds Nådes Werk Bland hedningarna, första Stycket, Som innefattar en Dag-Bok, Öfwer en Twå Månaders Resa, På Gränsorne af Pensylvanien, först til de Christne, och sedan til Indianerne som bo wäster om Alegh-geny Fjällen, Jämte et Bihang Om Desse Indianers seder och de försök, som til deras omwändelse från Hedendomen redan blifwit gjorde; Af Carl Beatty På Engelska tryckt 1768, men nu genom Samfundet Pro fide et Christianismo i Swenskan utgifwit samt med Företal försedt.

Stockholm: Tryckt hos Henr. Fougt, 1772. First Swedish edition. Papered spine. [6] 89 [1] p. First and last leaves slightly worn. Paper somewhat discolored and lightly stained throughout. The side margins on two leaves are torn (no effect to text). Notes in pencil on p. [6]. Overall in very good condition.

Scarce first Swedish edition of Beatty’s The Journal of a Two Months Tour; with a View of Promoting Religion among the Frontier Inhabitants of Pensylvania (1768).

“The author visited the Indian towns in Ohio far beyond the frontiers, at a period of great interest in their history. The work contains several interesting journals, and interviews with Indian chiefs, conferences, etc.” (Thomson). Beatty’s travel account is an “excellent early account of the frontiers and of the Ohio and Pennsylvania Indians beyond the settlements, especially the Delawares” (Vail).

Charles Beatty (1715–1772) emigrated from Antrim, Ireland to Pennsylvania in 1729 at the age of fourteen and became one of the most popular Presbyterian preachers of his day. His interest in missionary work may have been prompted by his belief that the American Indians were descendants of the lost tribes of Israel. His observations of his missionary tour through the frontier settlements of Pennsylvania in 1766 resulted in the present book, filled with notes on the conflicts between the Shawnees and Delawares and the settlers, details of the nature and his talks with the various Indian Chiefs.

Scarce, besides Swedish libraries we could trace only 3 copies in institutional holdings (Yale, Newberry Library, University of Minnesota).

Not in Sabin or other American bibliographies we consulted. References for the original edition: Sabin 4149; Thomson, Ohio 72; Vail 589; Field, Indian Bibliography 102; Howes B281; Bell B90

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