Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, . pp. Illustration. 12mo. Gathered signatures, stitched. Tanned and somewhat soiled. Good. In a folding cloth chemise and a half calf and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Item #WRCAM48282
One of the earliest printings of Filson's Daniel Boone narrative, covering eight pages of the Beers almanac for 1795. Containing the story of Boone's adventures in Kentucky (captioned at the end, "Fayette County, Kentucky"), his Indian captivity, and his trials and tribulations in the wilderness. It was through its dissemination in popular literature such as this that Boone's legend was spread and made iconic. Also contains a one-page essay on "The Origin of Tobacco." DRAKE 529. VAIL 938. AYER (SUPPLEMENT) 55. EVANS 26632.