THE PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF JAMES O. PATTIE OF KENTUCKY.; BEING AN EXPEDITION FROM ST. LOUIS, THROUGH THE VAST REGIONS BETWEEN THAT PLACE AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND THENCE BACK THROUGH THE CITY OF MEXICO TO VERA CRUZ, DURING JOURNEYINGS OF SIX YEARS; IN WHICH HE AND HIS FATHER, WHO ACCOMPANIED HIM, SUFFERED UNHEARD OF HARDSHIPS AND DANGERS, HAD VARIOUS CONFLICTS WITH THE INDIANS, AND WERE MADE CAPTIVES, IN WHICH HIS FATHER DIED; TOGETHER WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, AND THE VARIOUS NATIONS THROUGH WHICH THEY PASSED. EDITED BY TIMOTHY FLINT.

Cincinnati: E. H. Flint, 1833. First edition, second issue. 8vo, 300 pp., 5 engraved plates. Foxed and tanned 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.

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