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Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians:

Comprising the Most Remarkable Personal Narratives of Events in the Early Indian Wars, etc.

by John Frost

First edition.  Philadelphia:  J.W. Bradley, 1850 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Leatherbound covers are blind tooled, with gilt on spine. 
  • Boards show some wear, aging, a ding at foot of back cover, wear at shoulders, edgewear.  Corners are frayed, with exposed board.  
  • Spine has gilt text and is creased with chipped, frayed ends.  See photos.
  • Binding is secure. 
  • Marble end papers/ pastedowns have some staining at margins, an owner's name pasted inside front cover.  Inside feps have moderate foxing.  See photos. 
  • Frontispiece is a hand colored etching. 
  • Illustrations in black and white are spread throughout the text. 
  • Interior exhibits scattered foxing, some stains.  See photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are marbled to match pastedowns. 
  • PS2024.0117

448 pages. 5.5 x 8.75 inches

First edition copy, original in all its parts, of this popular account of European - Native American encounters.  The text block is clean and bright apart from scattered foxing, and the narrative is enhanced by the inclusion of many in-text illustrations. 

One of the many titles from the hand of John Frost (1800-1859), a school teacher who turned to writing, who is perhaps best known for his Pictorial Histories.  As in other books about the encounters and relations between European settlers and the Native Americans, Frost depended on "remarkable personal narratives," to give his account color and the air of authenticity. 

With many engraved illustrations, and a hand-colored frontispiece.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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