New York: J & J Harper, 1832. 1st edition (Wright 2024). 2 volumes. 12mo. Green cloth with black lettering. Fair (Vol I lacks backstrip & ffep/both volumes have top 1/2" of tp excised [prior owner name removal]). Item #8122
A novel of a Virginia family pioneering on the Kentucky frontier. Paulding a contemporary of Irving's, known for his staunch support and defense of Jeffersonian ideals. Was appointed Van Buren's Secretary of the Navy from 1838-41. [OCAL].