New-York: J. & J. Harper, 1832. xii, -303pp, 2 illustration plates. Original brown cloth boards with black print [rubbed, joints split but holding, some spine lettering rubbed]. Text block partly loosened, light scattered foxing. Signature at head of front board reads, "Wash. Hood| Lieut. U.S. Army." Good+.
The first American printing of this well-known story. Washington Hood [1808-1840], to whom this book once belonged, was a topographical engineer for the U.S. Army. He became a cadet at the Military Academy in 1823, and was its 500th graduate. He was promoted into the Army in 1827 and spent the majority of his short life working as a civil and topographical engineer. He worked with Robert E. Lee in 1835 to determine the boundary line between Ohio and the Michigan Territory, and worked under J.J. Abert in 1838 on the map delineating the northern border of the Oregon Territory [later bound with the Cushing Report].
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Sabin 3663. Item #25322