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.