MEMORIES OF THE OLD EMIGRANT DAYS IN KANSAS 1862-1865; ALSO OF A VISIT TO PARIS IN 1867

ORPEN, MRS

Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1928., New York and London, 1928
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First edition. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, ix, [3], 324 pp., frontis. [photograph of the authoress, aged 70 years], foreword, illustrated, plates. An autobiography of a little girl who went to live, amid almost complete isolation, on the Kansas prairie before it was fully settled. Much on Indians, the Civil War, raids during the Civil War by Confederate raiders, pioneers and settlers, hardships, prairie fires, Lincoln's election and his death, cattle and cattle-hunting, life for women living on the prairies, etc. Also a chapter on Qauntrell's raid of August 20th and 21st of 1863, where he and his "bushwackers" burned Lawrence, Kansas. Non-authorial inscription on front fly leaf, a few pages at front and rear of text are foxed, else very good copy in dust jacket missing a 1 1/2" piece from foot of spine with moderate wear to head of spine, corners, and extremities. Bookseller Inventory # 26728

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Title: MEMORIES OF THE OLD EMIGRANT DAYS IN KANSAS ...

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1928., New York and London

Publication Date: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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