Tour on the Prairies.

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea &: Blanchard, 1835. 274pp, [12 advts]. Rebound in brown leather w/marbled end papers, fine. First American edition. Irving and his nephew accompanied Indian Commissioner Henry L Ellsworth on a tour of the southern Great Plains in 1833. This is his account of the journey. Irving has been accused of romanticizing the west, and in this little book he misses the great changes thta were taking place in facor of describing the scenery and the colorful characters he saw. Still, he was reporting on a region that was new to him and to most Americans. Item #5414

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