LIFE AS IT IS; OR MATTERS AND THINGS IN GENERAL: CONTAINING, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE EXPLORATION AND FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE; MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS; THEIR WARS WITH THE INDIANS; BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN; HISTORY OF THE HARPS, (TWO NOTED MURDERERS)...
by Breazeale, J.W.M.
Knoxville: James Williams, 1842. 256pp. Original brown cloth, printed paper label. Light wear and soiling, cloth worn on front hinge, corners lightly bumped. Later ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Minor foxing. Very good, in a half morocco case. A most important book, recording in detail the history of conflict between the settlers in Tennessee and the Indians, from 1690 to date, including accounts of massacres, captivities, and depredations, the Cherokee war, Blount's campaign, the effects of lack of federal military aid for the inhabitants during the wars with Britain, etc. Breazeale continues with a general history of Tennessee, an account of his expectations for future prospects, and a full chapter devoted to the notorious Harpes. "Deserves a place in every Tennessee historical library" - Horn. Seldom offered for sale in decent condition, this copy in especially nice contemporary condition. HOWES B741, "aa." AII (TENNESSEE) 44. ALLEN, TENNESSEE IMPRINTS 1850. SABIN 7651. STREETER SALE 1670. SOME TENNESSEE RARITIES 39. HORN, TWENTY TENNESSEE BOOKS 9.
(Inventory #: WRCAM49754)
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