Cincinnati: H. W. Derby & Co., Publishers, 1848. Item #67194
525p, rebound in cloth, illustrated (6 plates, 1 plan, 2 folding maps), two small library stamps on title page, foxing, very good. First edition. Howes. USIANA, No. H476. An early and scarce history of the Ohio country ( many copies of the first edition and all of the second were destroyed in a fire). Hildreth (1798-1863) was a doctor who came to Marietta in 1806 and began to collect local history material. He eventually published several important books on the region. The value of his writing was enhanced because he knew many of the persons involved.