The First White Man of the West, or the Life and Exploits of Col. Dan'l. Boone, The First Settler of Kentucky; Interspersed with Incidents in the Early Annals of the Country. DANIEL BOONE, Timothy Flint.
The First White Man of the West, or the Life and Exploits of Col. Dan'l. Boone, The First Settler of Kentucky; Interspersed with Incidents in the Early Annals of the Country

The First White Man of the West, or the Life and Exploits of Col. Dan'l. Boone, The First Settler of Kentucky; Interspersed with Incidents in the Early Annals of the Country

Cincinnati: George Conclin, 1849.

Hardcover. Good. First published under this title in 1847, with an earlier edition (Biographical Memoir of Daniel Boone) appearing in 1833. 12mo, 252 pp, with frontis portrait of Boone and 8 plates illustrating scenes from his life. Original cloth with paper spine label. Spine cloth split along the joints and with a horizontal tear at the center, light foxing throughout; good to very good overall. This often reprinted biography helped shape the popular image of Boone as a heroic pioneer able to overcome the hazards of frontier life with little more than his own ingenuity. Among other tall tales, Flint invented Boone's famous encounter with a bear, which he was said to have killed in hand-to-hand combat. Field 456; Sabin 24785 (later editions).

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