Wheeling: H. Hoblitzell, 1851. Decorative Cloth. Superb First Edition, in publisher's binding, of this frontier classic. Demy 8vo (226 x 142mm): 416pp, with four plates on pale pink paper, one folding facsimile, and numerous woodcut text vignettes. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, front cover with striking gilt vignette of native hoisting the scalp of a settler, spine lettered in gilt, pale pink end papers. Early pencil inscription partially erased from front fly-leaf, pages (not plates) lightly foxed, but an excellent example, tightly bound and clean throughout with rich impressions of the plates. Field 415. Howes D-223 ("Valuable compilation based on reliable sources"). Sabin 19308. Streeter 1347 (the "prime source on the area"). Eberstadt 76. Thomson 318 (a "most valuable work . . . sold by subscription and is now scarce"). Fine. Item #BB2549
An important history of native resistance to the Euro-American occupation of the Ohio Valley, principally during the settlement period of West Virginia, from the 1750s to the 1790s, with biographical accounts of many leading figures before the American Revolution. Discusses Bouquet, Cresap, Dunmore's War, and numerous incidents of frontier Indian battles. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).