The Olden Time; A Monthly Publication, Devoted to the Preservation of Documents and Other Authentic Information in Relation to the Early Explorations, and the Settlement and Improvement of the Country Around the Head of the Ohio. Neville B. Craig.

The Olden Time; A Monthly Publication, Devoted to the Preservation of Documents and Other Authentic Information in Relation to the Early Explorations, and the Settlement and Improvement of the Country Around the Head of the Ohio

Pittsburgh: Dumars & Co., 1846 and 1876.

Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes, 8vo. First edition of Volume I (1846; viii, 576 pp, one folding plate) with second edition of Volume II, (1876; 580 pp, one folding map). Volume II in original green cloth, Volume I in modern cloth of the same color. Vol. I has some foxing amd the lone folding plate is damaged, with 1/3 missing. Volume II very clean throughout, with map of Braddock's route in fine condition. Thompson (892, 893): "The object of the 'Olden Time' was to re-publish various interesting papers in relation to the early history of our country; it however, contains much original material not to be found elsewhere....An exceedingly valuable collection of rare documents and other materials, preserved in the best form for the use of future historians." Includes material on the settlements along the Monongahela, Allegheny and Upper Ohio, Braddock's expedition, the capture of Fort Duquesne, Bouquet's expedition, Washington's 1770 Ohio trip, the Pennsylvania-Virginia boundary dispute, the Whiskey Rebellion, the Ordinance of 1787, Mississippi trade, etc. Howes C846; Sabin 17365; Field 381.

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