Recollections of Persons and Places in the West.

Philadelphia: James Kay, Jun. & Brother, 267 Market Street / Pittsburgh: John L. Kay & Co, [1834].

Price: $450.00

About the item

First Edition. 244 pp. Original green cloth with printed paper label on spine, with wear, inner back hinge repaired. Howes B687; Wagner-Camp 12; Sabin-7171.

Item #321930

Presentation inscription on ffep : "Robert H. Belden's Book/Presented to him by his father James (?) Belden Sandusky August 5th/ 1834."

A rare narrative of Brackenridge's early years. The "Native of the Ohio" was raised in Louisiana and here describes the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys. Later, Brackenridge was the first recorded tourist in South Dakota in 1811 and served under Jackson in Florida before settling in Pennsylvania. Howes B687.