THE INDIAN CAPTIVE. A NARRATIVE OF THE ADVENTURES AND SUFFERINGS OF MATTHEW BRAYTON IN HIS THIRTY-FOUR YEARS OF CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH-WESTERN AMERICA.

Fostoria, Ohio: The Gray Printing Company, 1896. Second edition. 16mo., 70 pp. Publisher's cloth-backed coated paper over boards. There is slight chipping to the paper at the corners of the boards with a tiny bump to the lower tip, and a partial damp ring on the upper cover. Very good. Item #50748

Howes B - 736 " After being stolen as a lad in northwestern Ohio, successively traded to various western tribes, and finally adopted by the Snakes, he wandered with them as far as California and Oregon. Basically authentic, though confused in its details and geography, it is one of the most remarkable and - in spite of its relatively late publication date - one of the rarest items belonging to captivity literature. Mr. E. J. Wessen concludes, from evidence uncovered, that this narrative was actually written by John H. A. Bone." ; Graff 394; Wagner-Camp 351 noting this second edition; Not in the Ayer Collection. Scarce.

Price: $750.00