- Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
- ILAB-LILA Member
- Année de parution: 1859
- Éditeur: Ruralist publishing company
- Thèmes: Politique, Religion
- Poids de l'envoi: 750 g
- Lieu d'édition: Springfield, Ohio
FIRST EDITION With 4 full-page illustrations. Later half-morocco and cloth boards, spine in compartments with title, author and date in gilt; marbled paste-downs, new endpapers, intermittent foxing and spotting though a bit heavier in the first three gatherings. First edition of this fascinating work on Native American life in the mid-west. The author initially discusses the various tribes and notes their feelings toward the non-native Americans. He explains many of the social aspects of Native American life, including marriage, religion, and government, as well as detailing the relationships with the French and English settlers. Dodge also provide examples of the language of each tribe. The remainder of the work treats accounts of the captivities of Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, Colonel James Smith, and others. Dodge (1823-1902) was an American publisher, poet, and journalist. Born in New Boston, New Hampshire, Dodge learned the art of printing in the offices of the Amherst Cabinet, a local newspaper. In 1855 he moved to Ohio, where he published the American Ruralist, a regional agricultural newspaper. He later moved to Washington D. C. where he took a position as Senate Reporter for the National Intelligencer. Howes D398; for the 1860 edition, see Field, 439; Sabin, 20499; Thomson, 333 (apparently both Field and Thomson were unaware of this first edition).