Clarksburg, Va. Published by Joseph Israel, 1831. 319pp. plus advertisement leaf. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Corners bumped, extremities rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf and rear pastedown. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Light foxing, heavier to some leaves. Very good. Item #WRCAM15911
One of the classic compilations concerning the settlement of the Ohio country, with many a gory tale of torture, the stake, and the scream of the captive. "Of this scarce book, very few copies are complete or in good condition. Having been issued in a remote corner of Northwestern Virginia, and designed principally for a local circulation, almost every copy was read by a country fire-side until scarcely legible. Most of the copies lack the table of contents. The author took much pains to be authentic, and his chronicles are considered by Western antiquarians, to form the best collection of frontier life and Indian warfare, that has been printed" - Field. HOWES W601. SABIN 104928. FIELD 1690. STREETER SALE 1107. THOMSON 1257. AYER 338.