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William Wales and John Roberts (Publishers)
RARE 1852 TENNESSEE Early History Southwest NASHVILLE Indian Murders Battles 1st
Nashville, 1852. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. viii, 374 [i.e. 376]; vii, 376pp., plus thirty- one plates. Bound in original marbled boards, which are present but detached. The text block in each is broken into sections, an excellent and worthy candidate of professional rebinding to your taste. Some dampstaining, and foxing throughout, more noticeable on some of the plates. A very rare complete set of this interesting and important Tennessee periodical, containing all twelve articles entitled "Early History of the Southwest," which constitute the main interest of the magazine for modern readers. After the magazine ceased publication with the December 1852 issue, the editors followed their intention stated in their last editorial and gathered all of the narratives into a book issued in January 1853 entitled INDIAN BATTLES, MURDERS, SEIGES [sic] AND FORAYS IN THE SOUTH-WEST. ".This was a collection of narratives by various authors. These had appeared separately as articles in the SOUTH WESTERN MONTHLY MAGAZINE, printed in Nashville during the years 1851-52. The magazines are considered frontier periodicals of extreme rarity - the 1853 book.is all but unobtainable. Apparently, few copies of the book were printed, judging from the very few times one finds records of its sale." - Allen. The actual first appearances in print of all of the items in the book are the periodical versions. Articles include "Sketch of the Captivity of Col. Joseph Brown," "The Indian Massacres in the Vicinity of Bosley's Spring.," "Indian Murders around Nashville - Narrative of John Davis, Esq.," "Scalpin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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