Wellsburgh, Va. Printed...for the Author, 1824. ,316pp. Contemporary calf, leather label. Early ownership signature on front free endpaper. Tanned, some minor staining, a few marginal tears expertly repaired. Very good. Item #WRCAM771A
"Classic on the life of the first settlers beyond the Alleghenies. Doddridge's parents moved to Washington County, Pennsylvania, then a wilderness, in 1773, when he was four years old, so he knew by family tradition and actual experience the frontier life he describes so well" - Streeter. "...A striking picture of the life, times and manners of the early frontiersmen" - Church. All authorities agree on the remarkable nature of this book, not only for facts, but for its insight into frontier life. With references to numerous Indian captivities, detailed by Ayer. Ximenes Rare Books bought the Streeter copy for $100 in 1968. HOWES D390, "aa." STREETER SALE 1334. CHURCH 1327. SABIN 20490. FIELD 437. VAUGHAN 94. THOMSON 331. AYER 74.