Greenland and Other Poems
By Montgomery, James
New York: Printed for Kirk & Mercein, C. Wyley & Co., W.B. Gilley and Wellis & Lilly, Boston, 1819 â€“ London, Printed 1819, First Edition. 24mo â€“ 14.2 cm, pp. 207 with 3 page preface. Covers are worn with age and hinges split along spine which is missing about 20% â€” portion of original paper spine label still remains. Most pages have light foxing; script ink inscriptions on ffe dated 1830 and 1831.
Preface explains the Greenland poem and states that the first 3 cantos are a sketch of the history of the ancient Moravian Church, the origins of the missions by the people of Greenland and the voyage of the first 3 brethren in 1733. The fourth canto is about traditions of the Norwegian Colonies on Greenland from the 10th to the 15th Century and the fifth canto is about the chief cause of the extinction of the colonies. Greenland Poem is 106 pages and pages 107-127 are an appendix of this poem. The remaining pages have other poems including Hope, A Motherâ€™s Love, etc. A fragile book â€“ Very Rare. Not in Arctic Bibliography