Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America from Childhood to the Age of Nineteen with Anecdotes Descriptive of Their Manners and Customs to Which Is Added Some Account of the Soil, Climate, and Vegetable Productions of the Territory Westward of the Mississippi. BOUND WITH: Reflections on the Different States and Conditions of Society: with the Outlines of a Plan to Ameliorate the Circumstances of the Indians of North America. John D. HUNTER.
Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America from Childhood to the Age of Nineteen with Anecdotes Descriptive of Their Manners and Customs to Which Is Added Some Account of the Soil, Climate, and Vegetable Productions of the Territory Westward of the Mississippi. BOUND WITH: Reflections on the Different States and Conditions of Society: with the Outlines of a Plan to Ameliorate the Circumstances of the Indians of North America

Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America from Childhood to the Age of Nineteen with Anecdotes Descriptive of Their Manners and Customs to Which Is Added Some Account of the Soil, Climate, and Vegetable Productions of the Territory Westward of the Mississippi. BOUND WITH: Reflections on the Different States and Conditions of Society: with the Outlines of a Plan to Ameliorate the Circumstances of the Indians of North America

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green (first work); J.R. Lake (second work), 1823. 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). Item #56292

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.

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