Two Nashville Imprints. Book 1: Tannehill, Wilkins. Sketches of the History of Literature from the Earliest Period to the Revival of Letters in the Fifteenth Century. Nashville, John S. Simpson, 1827. 344pp. 8 5/8" H x 5 5/8" W x 1" D. Book 2: Gray, John. The Life of Joseph Bishop, The Celebrated Old Pioneer in the First Settlements of Middle Tennessee, Embracing His Wonderful Adventures and Narrow Escapes with the Indians, His Animating and Remarkable Hunting Excursions, Interspersed with Racy Anecdotes of Those Early Times. Nashville: Published by the Author, 1858. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Book 1: Rebound in full leather in 20th century with new endpapers, stamped boards, new label. First original leaf is title page. Some normal toning and foxing throughout most of book, but starting around page 288 and going to the end of the book (p.344) there is some damage and dark staining to bottom corner of pages. (see image). Book 2: Rebound in full leather in 20th century with new endpapers, stamped boards, new label. There is one original blank prior to the title page. Pages are in very good condition.
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