[New York. 1916]. 42pp. Modern three-quarter morocco over marbled papers, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. Modern bookplates on pastedowns. Very clean interior. Very good plus. Item #WRCAM49597
Reprint of the Brooklyn, 1823 edition, published as no. 17 of Heartman's Historical Series. A recounting of the life of American pioneer, Daniel Boone. The first part is presented as an autobiography, "written by himself", though penned by John Filson. A version of this "autobiography" first appeared in Filson's seminal work, THE DISCOVERY, SETTLEMENT, AND PRESENT STATE OF KENTUCKE (1784). The latter half of the book contains end of life details about Boone, as told by a relative. Includes a eulogy by Lord Byron. One of 77 copies printed. AYER 99.