SKETCHES OF HISTORY, LIFE, AND MANNERS IN THE WEST.

Cincinnati. 1834. 263pp. Original cloth backed plain boards. Inner hinges bit weak. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to front endpapers and titlepage. Scattered foxing, else very good. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM20998

"A collection of facts, some of which were the result of the writer's own observation..." - Thomson. Treats also the states of the Midwest and South. "Narratives of frontier warfare with the Indians, and incidents of Indian life, fill almost all the pages of these interesting volumes" - Field. The plan is of the fort at Boonesboro. The work was widely read and served as an important source for Herman Melville's CONFIDENCE MAN. This is the first edition, issued in a single volume, notwithstanding the notice of "Vol. I" on the titlepage. A revision consisting of two volumes was issued in Philadelphia the following year. HOWES H78, "aa." SABIN 29794. FIELD 636. GRAFF 1737. THOMSON 487. RADER 1743.

Price: $450.00