Lot 68 of 382:
Inscribed by James Jones  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$192
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$300 - $500

Title:
Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians in North America, from Childhood to the Age of Nineteen
Author:
Hunter, John Dunn
Place:
London
Publisher:
Longman, Hurst, et al
Date:
1823
Description:

ix, 448 pp. With lithograph frontispiece portrait drawn on stone by C.R. Leslie. (8vo) 21x12.5 cm. (8¼x4¾"), later green leatherette lettered on spine in gilt. First English Edition.

Association copy. Inscribed by James Jones to "L." signed "Jamie / Marshall, Ill. February 12, 1956" in Jones's hand. Lowney Handy was Jones's erstwhile writing teacher. Graff 2019; Howes H813; Sabin 33921; Streeter Sale 4237; Wagner-Camp 24:2. 

The accuracy of this narrative of John Dunn Hunter has always been hotly debated. He wrote of being seized by Kickapoo Indians at such an early age that he remembered nothing of his family, of being traded from tribe to tribe, and of growing 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 complex boundary dispute in Texas in 1828

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light rubbing at spine ends and corners, lettering darkening; light foxing; very good or better.
 
Item number:
309937
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