Knoxville: Republished at the "Scrap Book" Office, 1833. 324pp. Original sheep. Spine chipped and worn, hinges cracked, front board nearly detached, foxing throughout. Withal in decent condition. In a cloth case, leather label. Item #WRCAM53606
Robinson's essays are written in the guise of the thoughts and debates of a Creek sage named Piomingo. Much of the text consists of arguments between whites and Piomingo over differing philosophies, making this a fascinating view of the Noble Savage and a satire on contemporary mores. First published in Philadelphia in 1810, it was evidently popular enough to go through several editions, of which this frontier-ish printing in Knoxville, at the time of Indian removal, is both exotic and notable. ALLEN, TENNESSEE RARITIES 31. AII (TENNESSEE) 499. SABIN 77255.