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Life As It Is; or, Matters and Things in General; Containing amongst Other Things, Historical Sketches of the Exploration and First Settlement of the State of Tennessee; Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; Their Wars with the Indians; Battle of King's Mountain; History of the Harps, (Two Noted Murderers;) a Satirical Burlesque upon the Practice of Electioneering; Legislative, Judicial, and Ecclesiastical Incidents; Descriptions of Natural Curiosities; a Collection of Anecdotes, &c.
Printed by James Williams,, Knoxville, (TN) 1842 - First edition. Small 8vo. 256 pp. Howes B-741 ("aa"). Sabin 7651. American Imprints 42-718. Allen Imprints 1850. Allen Some Tennessee Rarities 39. Horn Twenty Tennessee Books 9: "Succinct and graphic sketch of the history of Tennessee to the time of its writing. a particularly entertaining and enlightening account of all phases of day-by-day life of the early pioneers of the state. Chiefly known and valued for its detailed story of the almost incredibly atrocious depredations of the noted outlaws, Micajah and Wiley Harp, who terrorized the dwellers in the early settlements and the travelers on the Natchez Trace and other lonesome roads." Streeter sale 1670 ($800). Old historical society stamp on title page, shadow of label removal at base of spine, some light foxing, one leaf damaged in printing and binding (affecting several words), else a fine copy in its original state. Original cloth-backed plain boards, printed paper spine label. (#5837) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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