Title Life of Kit Carson: The Great Western Hunter and Guide
Book Condition Very Good (Plus)
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition Reprint Edition
Publisher Cincinnati United States Book and Bible Co. 1879
Seller ID 003093
Cincinnati: United States Book and Bible Co., 1879. Burdett (b.1815) wrote popular history and juvenile works. His biography of Kit falls somewhere between the two. First published in 1862, this is a Very Good (Plus) copy of what may be, according to the Preface, a revised edition. The spine has a different publisher (Potter) than the Title Page; Quercus proposes that Potter licensed the publication to the Cincinnati publisher. But on to the story: the Title Page states: "Comprising Wild and Romantic Exploits as a Hunter and Trapper in the Rocky Mountains; Thrilling Adventures and Hair-Breadth Escapes Among the Indians and Mexicans; His Daring and Invaluable Services as a Guide to Scouting and Other Parties, Etc., Etc. With an Account of Various Government Expeditions to the Far West." Et cetera, indeed, and illustrated too! Decorative brown cloth binding; front cover stamped in black; spine is in black and gilt, with an image of Kit up a tree with two bears after him. Clean text; 382 pages, very bright and supple. Corners are bumped and there is rubbing along the margins. Still, a solid and attractive volume.. Reprint Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.