Two (2) copies of LIFE AS IT IS; OR MATTER AND THINGS IN GENERAL, First Edition, by John William McNairy "J.W.M." Breazeale, printed by James Williams, Knoxville Press at the Office of the Post, 1842. 12mo, 256 pages each, one (1) hardbound in one quarter brown leather with marbled paper sides, and one (1) rebound in brown leather with gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs. Both approximately 7 1/8" H x 5" W x 1" D. Note: This 1842 History of Tennessee discusses the manners and customs of the inhabitants, wars with Native Americans, Battle of King's Mountain, and the history of the murderous Harpe brothers. CONDITION: Both copies in worn condition. Areas of loss, largest 3 3/4" x 1 1/4", to marbled paper sides. Areas of rubbing, scuffs, to leather. Corners bumped. Tears, largest 2 1/8" x 5", toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, pencil inscriptions from previous owners, to be expected from age. Possibly missing front matter pages.
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