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1 Hartley, Cecil B. Introduction by G. Mercer Adam. THE LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE FOUNDER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY. STORIES OF FAMOUS AMERICAN HEROES SERIES.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, n.d. 
385 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece. "The subject of the following biography, the celebrated Colonel Daniel Boone, is one of the most remarkable men which this country has produced. His cha racter is marked with originality, and his actions were important and influential in one of the most interesting periods of our history - that of the early settlement of Kentucky. Boone is generally acknowledged as the founder of that State . H i s h aving explored it alone to a considerable extent; his leading the earliest bands of settlers; his founding Boonesborough, the nucleus of the future State; his having defended this and other stations successfully against the attacks of th e I nd ia ns ; a nd the prominent part which he took in military affairs at this period of distress and peril, certainly render his claims to the distinguished honor of founding Kentucky very strong. But Boone, personally, reaped very little bene fi t f rom hi s p at rio tic and disinterested exertions. The lands which he had first cultivated and defended, were taken from him by the chicanery of the law; other lands granted to him by the Spanish government were lost by his inattention to le gal f or ms; and in h is old age he was without an acre of land which he could call his own. A few years before his death a small tract, such as any other settler in Missouri was entitled to, was granted him by Congress. But he has left to his nu mero us pos teri ty a nobl er inhe ritance - that of an imperishable fame in the annals of his country!" Small bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning at edges, slight fading of color on top of text block. Dus t jac ket has been pric e clip ped , has small edge chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color, light soiling, water stain on front panel. Good+/Good- 
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