NARRATIVE OF THE SUFFERING AND DEFEAT OF THE NORTH-WESTERN ARMY UNDER GENERAL WINCHESTER: MASSACRE OF THE PRISONERS: SIXTEEN MONTHS IMPRISONMENT OF THE WRITER AND OTHERS WITH THE INDIANS AND BRITISH (Bessenberg Editions, Facsimile). William Atherton.

NARRATIVE OF THE SUFFERING AND DEFEAT OF THE NORTH-WESTERN ARMY UNDER GENERAL WINCHESTER: MASSACRE OF THE PRISONERS: SIXTEEN MONTHS IMPRISONMENT OF THE WRITER AND OTHERS WITH THE INDIANS AND BRITISH (Bessenberg Editions, Facsimile)

Frankfort, KY: printed for the Author by A. G. Hodges, 1842 (c. 2012). Quarter Leather. Near Fine binding. Item #4635

18mo. 152, [1] pp. Limited edition, facsimile. One of 15 copies (full edition was 250) bound in quarter calf with cloth over boards and marbled endpapers; this copy is out of series. A well printed facsimile issued by Bessenberg Editions in “a series of facsimile editions of books treating of the history of the settlement and development of the Great Lakes Region of the United States.” Atherton's Narrative is the first in the series. No printing date is given in the colophon, but it is circa 2012. A bright, fresh copy of what Streeter describes as a “wholly believable and well expressed account of the young author's disastrous military campaign, capture and adoption by the Indians, and, most cruel of all, his imprisonment in Canada.” Sabin 2273; Streeter 1082; Howes A-366.

Price: $75.00

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