American Wild West Squatter Life 1843 Illustrated rare book 8 plates Far WestBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(American West, Outlaws and Wild West, Westward Expansion, western life, U.S.A., Americana).
Streaks of Squatter Life and Far-West Scenes, "Solitaire," or John S. Robb.
1843, Philadelphia, T.B. Peterson and Brothers.
pp. 187. Complete with 8 full page wood engraved plates.
Lovely example of a rare pre-Civil War American humor book about very early westward Expansion in the country.
Bound long ago (likely late 19th century) in plain red cloth, spine gilt ruled & lettered, floral end papers, speckled edges.
Book remains very well preserved and attractive on the shelf. Internally clean, tight and fresh. Looks like it has sat on a shelf untouched for the past 150 years.
It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 3/4"H x 4 13/16"W.
Howes, U.S.iana, R335.