Pioneer Life; or, Thirty Years a Hunter. Being Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Philip Tome, Fifteen Years Interpreter for Cornplanter and Gov. Blacksnake, Chiefs of the Alleghany River. Philip Tome.
Pioneer Life; or, Thirty Years a Hunter. Being Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Philip Tome, Fifteen Years Interpreter for Cornplanter and Gov. Blacksnake, Chiefs of the Alleghany River
Pioneer Life; or, Thirty Years a Hunter. Being Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Philip Tome, Fifteen Years Interpreter for Cornplanter and Gov. Blacksnake, Chiefs of the Alleghany River
Pioneer Life; or, Thirty Years a Hunter. Being Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Philip Tome, Fifteen Years Interpreter for Cornplanter and Gov. Blacksnake, Chiefs of the Alleghany River

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Pioneer Life; or, Thirty Years a Hunter. Being Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Philip Tome, Fifteen Years Interpreter for Cornplanter and Gov. Blacksnake, Chiefs of the Alleghany River.

Buffalo: Published for the Author, 1854.

First edition. Woodcut frontispiece by Wightman. viii, 238 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Webb Copy. Original brown cloth. Very good plus. Bookplate of Samuel Webb. Blue morocco backed slipcase and chemise. Howes T288 "b"; Graff 4162 ("Important account of Pioneer life in the Old West"); Streeter Sale 4088 ($200); Henderson, p.91; Phillips, American Sporting Books, p.377; Siebert Sale 243. Item #314022

"A remarkable and accurate account of hunting elk, deer, bears, wolves, trapping and fishing from 1791 to about 1825, in the counties of Lycoming and those adjacent and in Warren County, Pa. Much Indian material in the book" (Phillips). "Tome's association with Cornplanter was particularly interesting; his volume is an important account of pioneer life in the Old West" (Storm, p. 622). "Charles Sheldon had a note in his copy reading: 'This is one of the prize books of my library. At present, June 10, 1914, it is the only known copy'" (Streeter).

Handsome copy of this classic, with distinguished provenance.

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