Item #74897 "Go Ahead!!" The Crockett Almanac 1839. Containing Adventures, Davy CROCKETT.

"Go Ahead!!" The Crockett Almanac 1839. Containing Adventures,

Item #74897

[CROCKETT, Davy]. "Go Ahead!!" The Crockett Almanac 1839. Containing Adventures, Exploits, Sprees & Scrapes in the West, & Life and Manners in the Backwoods. Nashville: Ben Harding, [1838]. 36pp. including twenty woodcut illustrations (twelve full-page). Contemporary plain brown wrappers, stitched. Wrappers a bit soiled and stained. Manuscript notes on final text leaf, some marginal chips and old stains, not affecting text. About very good. A rare Crockett almanac. "It was the Crockett Almanacks which made Crockett a legendary figure and a part of American folk-lore" - GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED. This is volume 2, number 1, and the fifth of the Crockett almanacs to be issued in Nashville. This issue contains the usual tall tales and wonderful woodcut illustrations, including "Judy Finx whipping a Catamount," "Col. Crockett and the Methodizer," "An unexpected ride on the horns of an Elk," and other classics. The text, written in frontier dialect, describes Crockett's adventures with a grizzly bear; a ride on back of a buffalo; Col. Crockett and the Squatter; Col. Crockett in the parlor; Davy Crockett's dream; buying a horse; Ben Harding and the pirates; Col. Crockett and the elk; and more. HOWES C897, "aa." STREETER SALE 4187. AII (TENNESSEE) 379. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 39. EBERSTADT 113:012. DRAKE 13414. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 49951. ALLEN, TENNESSEE 1462.

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