[NEW HAMPSHIRE] CRAWFORD, LUCY. The History of the White Mountains, from the First Settlement of Upper Coos and Pequaket. By Lucy, wife of Ethan Allen Crawford, Esq.
White Hills, 1846. First edition. 204 pages. Original gilt lettered cloth, rebacked and recased mounting the original covers to new boards, endpapers renewed. Toning and stray stains to title, marginal spotting, heavy to a few leaves, a sound copy overall.
A scarce history with an interesting imprint. "As delightful as it is scarce and is a stirring narrative of the trials and adventures of 'Ethan of the Hills' rather than a history of the country. Here you may read of the Fabyans, the Rosebrooks, the Willeys, and other sturdy families who braved the regions of this mountain land before the Indians had ceased to be a menace. Here is narrated the cutting of the first trails to the summit of Trinity Height, as Mount Washington was then known, and under Crawford's roof as the years go on you are privileged to meet some eminent Americans, Daniel Webster among the rest" (Harold Murdock). Bent, 1; Howes C873.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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