Pittsfield, Mass. E.P. Little, 1845. 12mo. 100 pages. Original brown blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. Provenance: Adelphia W. White (neat early inkstamp on front free endpaper). Some spotting and light edge wear, scattered foxing, else fine. Item #405732
FIRST EDITION of the first book devoted exclusively to the Adirondacks, written by the minister at the First Church in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Todd began visiting the Adirondacks in September 1841 and found eight to ten families “scattered along towards the head of the lake. . . . They lived in their little log houses, and their little boats were their horses, and the lake their only path.” He made three subsequent trips before writing this history of the area. He describes the living conditions, landscape, settlers, and guides who took him on hunting trips. Phillips p. 376; Wetzel, p. 223 (“Rare”); Bruns T50; Litchfield p. 28; Heller 1:719 (note); Plum 901. A scarce book.
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