Item #41613 Legends of the Shawangunk (Shon-Gum) and Its Environs, Including Historical Sketches, Biographical Notices, and Thrilling Border Incidents and Adventures relating to those portions of the Counties of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan lying in the Shawangunk Region. New York State, Philip H. Smith.

Lively Doings in 18th Century Upper New York State

Legends of the Shawangunk (Shon-Gum) and Its Environs, Including Historical Sketches, Biographical Notices, and Thrilling Border Incidents and Adventures relating to those portions of the Counties of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan lying in the Shawangunk Region.

[Walden, N.Y: Citizen Herald Book Print, 1912].

Photolithographic reprint of the first edition (Pawling, 1887). Imprint from back wrapper. Illustrated by numerous engravings and pen sketches by the author in the text. viii, 168 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Lively Doings in 18th Century Upper New York State. Original green wrappers printed in gold. Slight marginal chipping, else fine in custom folding cloth case. From the library of Edward S. Litchfield, with his bookplate Litchfield p. 57 (this copy); OCLC: 32176721 (Rutgers, Syracuse); Howes S649 (for 1887 ed.). Item #41613

Early history and anecdotes of the Shawangunk Region in upstate New York, including bear hunting, panther hunting, conflicts with Tories, extensive encounters with Indians, and a section on the discovery of perfectly-preserved specimens of the mastodon in peat bogs. Smith was a New England local historian, producing such works as The Green Mountain Boys, or, Vermont and the New York Land Jobbers, History of Duchess County, and Acadia: A Lost Chapter in American History; his style is a lively one.

Only two other copies of this local reprint are recorded in OCLC.

With important Adirondack provenance, from the library of Edward S. Litchfield, whose family owns one of the great late-nineteenth-century camps.

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