Cincinnati: E. H. Flint, 1833. First edition, second issue. 8vo, 300 pp., 5 engraved plates. Foxed and toned in later 19th century half morocco and marbled paper over boards. Housed in a newly made clamshell box of cloth and morocco with the spine in six compartments with raised bands and gilt title label. Very good. Item #50739
This second issue, with a new title-page was made from the unsold sheets of the 1831 first printing. According to Howes P-123, there are four variant publisher's of this issue, with no priority. Aside from the narrative of his captivity, this is regarded as a major work of Western Americana. Wagner-Camp 45:2; Graff 3217; Streeter Sale 3139. This copy bears the ex-libris of Charles H. Bell, with his motto, " NEC QUAERERE HONOREM NEC SPERNERE" Charles Henry Bell, 1823 - 1893, was a Dartmouth graduate, attorney, a Republican politician who served New Hampshire in both the house and senate, and as Governor of New Hampshire 1881 - 1883.