Six Nights in a Block House; or, Sketches of Border Life: Embracing Adventures Among the Indians, Feats of the Wild Hunters, and Exploits of Boone, Brady, Kenton, Whetzel, Fleehart, and Other Border Heroes of the West.
Philadelphia: John E. Potter, 1881. Reprint. Hardcover. With a chapter on Israel Putnam ('Adventures of General Putnam'), the Revolutionary War hero for whom Putnam County New York is named; with an account of Putnam's capture in 1758, in which his native American captors had determined to burn him alive. Putnam was saved from death by a French officer, Captain Molang; he was then taken to Montreal where he was eventually freed. 8vo, frontis, illustrated half title, 448pp, 100 engravings. Brown stamped gilt cloth. Covers rubbed, esp at head and tail of spine. Internally, pages toned, scattered foxing. first published in 1851 by lippincott this is a latter imprint. Good +. Item #15211