Title: Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of ...
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green (first work); J.R. Lake (second work), London
Publication Date: 1823
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Together two works bound in one, 8vo. 447 pages; 20 pages. The first with frontispiece portrait of the author. 19th-century calf gilt (front joint partially cracked, some wear at extremities). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of the first work, FIRST EDITION of the second. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the title of the second work: "For Mr. Hunt from J.D. Hunter" (partly cropped by binder). Hunter's is a classic Indian captivity full of adventure, privation and danger. He writes of his capture by Kickapoo Indians at an early age, leaving him to remember nothing of his family. He claims to have been traded from tribe to tribe, and to grow up as a full-fledged warrior, until he returned to the white settlements in 1816 to seek an education. Lionized in London during the winter of 1823-1824, he later returned to America, where he was murdered by Cherokees during a boundary dispute in Texas in 1828. Needless to say, the verity of his narrative has been debated. Howes H813 (first work); Sabin 33920 and 33923. Bookseller Inventory # 56292
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