THE ANNALS OF TENNESSEE TO THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: COMPRISING ITS SETTLEMENT....

Philadelphia. 1860. xvi,744pp. plus plate, map, and 36pp. of ads. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Cloth faded, spine rubbed, edges chipping. Hinges loose. Light foxing and toning. Good. Item #WRCAM50988

Reprint of the first edition of 1853, with the same collation, according to Howes. Lengthy history of the state with a good deal of material on the South, Indians of the area, etc., much of the information collected by the author from frontiersmen and old soldiers, both in writing and orally. "[Ramsey's] history is...something more and better than the ordinary compilations...It is a mass of minute narrative material relating to the Indians, the border wars, and the principal pioneers, moulded into a consecutive and regular story...his work is almost wholly original, and contains a vast amount of aboriginal history never before printed" - Field. The map shows the state of Tennessee. HOWES R43. SABIN 67729. FIELD 1261. DECKER 35:571.

Price: $175.00