WAMPUM BELT; or, “The Fairest Page of History” A Tale of William Penn’s Treaty with the Indians

(New York: D. Appleton and Company , 1896).

THE WAMPUM BELT was one of the most popular books written by Butterworth in his efforts to teach American history through the written stories of America’s heroes and earliest settlers. Item #18817

First Edition, first impression. Six illustrations by Winthrop Peirce 8vo, publisher’s original orange-red cloth, letters and border decorations in black and gilt on upper cover and spine, pictorial decoration in black and framed in gilt on the upper cover. viii., 276. A handsome copy, very well preserved with the gilt still fresh. The text block is clean and tight, the illustrations in good order, only very light evidence of shelving or aging.

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