The Renegade. A Tale of Real Life. John B. Coppinger.

The Renegade. A Tale of Real Life.

New York: Sherman & Co., 1855. F. 235 pages; a tale of adventure among Winnebago and Chippeway Indians in early 19th century America, attributed to John B. Coppinger; with an interesting footnote concerning Native American methods of time-telling; mention made of other tribes and of accounts of warfare, village life and interactions between tribes; Wright American Fiction Vol. II 1851-1875, No. 632; previous owner names and pencil inscriptions on front endpapers; bound in the original decoratively blindstamped faded plum cloth, spine titles dulled to obscurity; some edge tips wear and rubbing, small old spot on binding; some foxing and staining to contents, one leaf with closed tear, no loss; in good condition and an early literary effort with the adventures centered around Native Americans, even-handedly treated and of cultural, anthropological interest; seemingly more accessible than J. F. Cooper's effort with the Last of the Mohicans 30 years prior, with much more action and dialogue than in the earlier tale. Item #21032

Price: $350.00

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