Cincinnati: C.F. Vent, 1872. Third edition. Hardcover. The experiences of George Beldon hunter, trapper and guide who lived with the Sioux Indians for twelve years. Much on Indian lore, tools, hunting, crafts. Although critics claim that Belden embellished his stories, this is an interesting and informative account.
Large 8vo, 513 pp, 55 engraved illustrations throughout. Original blue gilt decorated cloth, cover with an Indian chief stamped in gilt. Spine a little rubbed, worn at spine ends and darkened, with slight marginal spotting on boards o/w very good copy. Howes B781. Very good overall. Item #9202