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FIVE YEARS A CAPTIVE AMONG THE BLACK-FEET INDIANS: OR, A THRILLING NARRATIVE OF THE ADVENTURES, PERILS AND SUFFERINGS ENDURED BY JOHN DIXON AND HIS COMPANIONS, AMONG THE SAVAGES OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY OF NORTH AMERICA...
Columbus, Oh, 1858. 224pp. plus six plates (including frontispiece). 12mo. Original cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Cloth rubbed; corners and head and foot of spine worn. Frontispiece torn and repaired, with some loss to edge of image. Light dampstaining and foxing throughout. Plate six loose but present. Good. According to Crakes, the text is based on Dixon's notes, which were found in Santa Fe in the possession of a descendant of Castro Urego, for whom Dixon worked after his escape and until his death. At one time the highly romanticized style of the narrative led to suspicions about the authenticity of the tale, but the consensus today is that the captivity is authentic, although it probably occurred later than the ascribed date of 1806. Quite rare. The NUC locates only three copies. HOWES C850, "b." WAGNER-CAMP 299. AYER SUPPLEMENT 37. GRAFF 903. VAUGHAN 81. STREETER SALE 3065. BRAISLIN SALE 508.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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