Philadelphia: Barclay & Co., . Original printed and illustrated wrappers [spine reinforced, bookseller's blindstamp, ports. of Miss Barber et ux.]. pp , 19-94, 97-  pp, as issued. Small engraving on title page. Stitched. Nine full-page engravings, plus full-page rear wrap engraving of "Terrible Encounter Between the Indian Chief and the Hunter..." Untrimmed, some blank edge chipping. Very Good plus.
"Probably as spurious as are the medical remedies contained" [Howes]. As Ayer notes, the inscriptions beneath the engravings are printed in English and German. Miss Barber says that "religious fervor caused the step, which I have since repented, that of marrying an Indian chief." After the marriage, an arduous trip ensued to her new Sioux home in the Dakota Territory. The sensational and lurid engravings depict the adventures she experienced and the indignities she suffered. The narrative explains the terrors of life among the Sioux, her final escape, and the recipes.
FIRST EDITION. Howes B116. Ayer [Supp. I] 126. 130 Eberstadt 62. Rader 253. Not in Decker, Soliday. Item #35951