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Our Pioneer Heroes and Their Daring Deeds

The Lives and Famous Exploits of De Soto,

 Champlain, La Salle, Smith, Standish, Boone, Kenton, Brady et al

From the Earliest Times to the Present

By D M Kelsey

1891 - Philadelphia and St Louis - Scammell and Company

8.5" by 6"; xviii, [1], 20-720pp

 

DETAILS

An interesting work on the pioneer colonisers.

Illustrated throughout with numerous plates and vignettes.

Written by D M Kelsey, the author of several other works including Stanley and the White Heroes in Africa.

This work came at a time where many white europeans were glorifying the colonisation of America and Canada.

This work is a compilation of biographies and information on many 'pioneer heroes' and their expeditions.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to joints and spine. Severe crack to rear joint. Front joint is weak and held by cords only. Front hinge is weak also. First few gatherings are loosening. Prior owner's signature to the recto of front endpapers, Wellington Multer dated 1900. Otherwise, internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd spot throughout. Overall: FAIR

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