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THE OHIO HUNTER: or a Brief Sketch of the - EDWARDS, Samuel E - 1866. 
Review and Herald Steam Press Print, Battle Creek, Michigan 1866 - 12mo. 240pp. Original publisher's brown cloth. Gilt title and bear design to spine. Illustrated frontispiece. Bumped corners, spine ends frayed, small tear in spine cloth at lower, rear joint. Spine gilt faded. 3 previous ownership inscriptions to front endpapers. Frontispiece tissue guard absent. Moderate, pervasive foxing to contents. Some pages with tiny corner folds. Overall sound, about good. An unsophisticated copy of this scarce narrative of hunting and trapping in Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan in the mid-19th Century. A noted Americana title, referenced in the Streeter sale catalog (Vol. VII, #4091) and in Howes, E-70 ("b"). With 3 previous ownership inscriptions to the front endpapers documenting its provenance from first acquisition by a 15-year old Newton A. Ramsey of Putnam County, OH in 1868, to its 1955 gift, by Newton's daughter, Ethel, to her cousin, Dollie Snyder, who passed in 1967 in Hancock County, OH, and from whose heirs this was acquired, by us (also in Hancock County). A moderately worn, though sound and attractive copy still, with a compelling chain of custody suggesting the book has remained in the same area of NW Ohio, in which it is largely set, since first sold (the book is dedicated "to the citizens of Piquay and Hancock Counties" on pp.5). A high point among Midwestern frontier histories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Martin Hartzold, Bookseller]
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