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Housed in custom blue morocco and cloth chemise. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; xii-400 +  adverts. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait and 7 B/W plates. Dedicated to Kit Carson, with whom the author traversed the wild in earlier days.
George Douglas Brewerton was a sketch artist, journalist, a Yankee Protestant pastor, author, and army officer. He specialized in painting landscapes and marines.--- In 1848, he met Kit Carson in Los Angeles and two traveled together to Kansas, Arizona, and New Mexico. During this journey, he served as a correspondent of the New York Herald. They were in Kansas from December 1855 to January 1856.
The book contains his letters to the newspaper. Brewerton claims to be a non-partisan and the value of this book is that he reports on both Free-State and Pro-slavery versions of what was occurring. [Pierce Galleries] [KHS]
The slipcase has light shelf handling and the hubbed spine with stamped gilt titles has age-toned. A removed "tape" band has left markings near the bottom. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Several previous owner's markings and a bookplate on front endpages. Evidence of a damp-stain on rear board and rear free endpage.
REF: Sabin, 7765; KHS (Dean) Subject: Kansas -- History
Title: The War in Kansas. Rough Trip to the Border, Among New Homes and a Strange People
Edition: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
Publisher: New York, Derby and Jackson: 1856
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 010197
Keywords: Kansas -- History; ,