Fair. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 1928 Minton, Balch & Company. HC 1st edition. Publisher's original black cloth with paper, pictorial title label mounted to cover board and printed paper label to spine. Complete copy flawed by split endpages and dampstaining to the endpages and first and last 15-20 pages. Binding shaken. Several of the pictorial plates on glossy sock have loosened from the binding. Reading copy.
Good+ Paper label on spine is worn and soiled, but lettering is clear. Front cover's illustrated paper label has very minor wear and soil. Top & bottom of spine are quite worn, the very tips of the fore corners are worn though to the boards, else minor binding wear and soil. Hinges are slightly shaken. Pencilled name on ffep. A couple of the illustrations, 'tho still attached, are partially loose at the gutter. Pages 46, 47 are brown-stained (removed newspaper article? ), pages 28, 29 are brown-stained (newspaper is still there). Remainder of text is clean, unworn, 'tho lightly age-browned. No DJ.; 8" Tall, 252pp. Black cloth, paper spine & front cover labels. BIOGRAPHY. Simon Girty's story is that "...of a backwoods roughneck who left his own pepole because of a slender grievance and for twenty years led raiding parties of Indian warriors through the Ohio wilderness to the white man's border, a dark, brawny man who fought as fiercely as a Shawanese chieftan. Over the Ohio into Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky he rode at the head of marauding braves and left settlements smoking when he turned back...Stubborn, bull-necked, proud of his strength, murderous yet merciful, Girty the traitor can't be whitewashed. But some credit should be given to the memory of a man who spent twenty years in the closest contact with the Shawanese, Maimis and Wyandots, rose to a position of trust among them and was, in fact, the only white person to sit as one of them in their tribal war councils. And while it would be fatal to defend him, it may be interestng to see how far he can be explained. " Six full-page illustrations.
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