The Lights And Shades of Missionary Life by Rev. John H. Pitezel, inscribed by the author and the 18th Governor of Ohio, Mordecai Bartley.
Octavo, 431pp, . Red cloth, title in gilt on spine. All edges gilt. Rubbing to tips, general soiling to cloth and spine. Solid text block. Includes 3 of 4 illustrated plates and a table (Howes D-390) (Sabin 63039). This copy is inscribed by the author to the former Governor of Ohio, Mordecai Bartley. Additional inscription by the former governor to another recipient in pencil on the second free endpaper.
First published in 1857, this work by Rev. John H. Pitezel details the nine years he spent exploring the coastline of Lake Superior. It provides important commentary on the local Native American tribes, pioneer life and mining activities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The recipient of this copy, Gov. Mordecai Bartley (1783-1870), was the 18th Governor of Ohio and served four consecutive terms in the House of Representatives.