LEITH'S NARRATIVE. A Short Biography of John Leith with a Brief Account of His Life Among the Indians.; A Reprint with Illustrative Notes by C. W. Butterfield. John Leith, C. W. - Contributor 1755 - Butterfileld.
LEITH'S NARRATIVE. A Short Biography of John Leith with a Brief Account of His Life Among the Indians.; A Reprint with Illustrative Notes by C. W. Butterfield.

LEITH'S NARRATIVE. A Short Biography of John Leith with a Brief Account of His Life Among the Indians.; A Reprint with Illustrative Notes by C. W. Butterfield.

Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1883. 1st edition thus. #35 of 143 cc. Not in Ayers. 90, 8 pp. T.p. printed in red & black. 8 page publisher catalogue at rear. Facsimile t.p. of the original 1831 edition. 8vo. 9-5/8" x 6". Publisher's green cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Modest wear & soiling to binding, VG+. Item #50266

Leith captured by the Delaware Indians in Ohio in 1772, during Dunmore's war, and remained in captivity till 1790. Butterfield states in his preface, "The annotations begin with Leith's introduction to savage life, and end with his final return to civilization; beyond this point, the narrative gives a vivid portrayal of hardships and privations such as were incident to the early settlement of the West...".

The first edition is extremely rare with OCLC noting but 2 institutional copies; the reprint here offered is not often seen on the commercial market [neither edition at auction these last 25+ years]. Not in Sabin.

Price: $325.00

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