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THOROWGOOD, THOMAS | Jews in America, or Probabilities, that those Indians are Judaical, made more probable by some additionals to the former conjectures. London: for Henry Brome, 1660

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 USD

THOROWGOOD, THOMAS | Jews in America, or Probabilities, that those Indians are Judaical, made more probable by some additionals to the former conjectures. London: for Henry Brome, 1660

THOROWGOOD, THOMAS | Jews in America, or Probabilities, that those Indians are Judaical, made more probable by some additionals to the former conjectures. London: for Henry Brome, 1660

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

12,500

USD

THOROWGOOD, THOMAS

Jews in America, or Probabilities, that those Indians are Judaical, made more probable by some additionals to the former conjectures. London: for Henry Brome, 1660


4to (8 x 6 in.; 203 x 150 mm). Three separately paginated parts, including "The learned Conjectures of Reverend Mr. John Eliot touching the Americans," substantially uncut with good margins, longitudinal half-title on E4v, five woodcuts of Indian chiefs' marks on H3v; some minor soiling, several small rust spots, marginal loss to final leaf not affecting text. Modern brown sheep, ruled in gilt with laurel devices, spine gilt in 6 compartments; a few light scuffs. 


First edition. Thorowgood's rejoinder to Hamon L'Estrange's Americans no Jewes, or Improbabilities that the Americans are of that Race (London, 1652), which was itself a repudiation of Thorowgood's earlier Jews in America, or, Probabilities that the Americans are of that Race (London, 1650), this book formed an important part of the renascent controversy of the origin of North American Indians. Thorowgood was a colleague and correspondent of John Eliot's and, in the preface to this work, was the first to call him "the Indian Apostle."


REFERENCES

Church 570 (with which copy the collation of the present exactly agrees); Field 1552*; Howes T230; JCB (3) III:49; Sabin 95652; Wing T1068