[CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE] [PRITTS, JOSEPH]. Incidents of Border Life, Illustrative of the Times and Condition of the First Settlements in part of the Middle and Western States.
Chambersburg, PA: Printed and published by J. Pritts, 1839. First edition. Contemporary calf gilt lettered on spine. 8 1/2 x 5 inches (22 x 13 cm); frontispiece and 7 plates total (several folding), 491 pp., bound with supplement extending pagination to 511 pp. Binding with an old tissue repair to the upper joint which is starting, small loss to spine tip, otherwise sound, old dampstain affects first leaves, foxed throughout, ink and pencil ownership markings (Simon Hostettler, 1843) and small collector stamps to front blank and rear pastedown, short split to fold of Boone plate.
This copy conforms to the pagination and plate count of the original 1839 edition and is bound with the supplements. A second edition was printed at Lancaster in 1841 and again at Abingdon, Virginia in 1849. This first edition is rare with no copies in ABPC and only one copy listed in Rare Book Hub as having sold in decades. The plates include a folding full-length portrait of Daniel Boone. Sabin 34429.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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