Knoxville, TN: Printed for the author by Heiskell & Brown, 1823. 8vo. (4), 504 pp. Lacks separate copyright slip and half-title. Black morocco, gilt, the boards framed with four thin rules, spine gilt with rules and title between raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, gilt patterned silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Item #51495
First edition. With the bookplate of noted Georgia historian Charles C. Jones, Jr., on the front pastedown. Howes H-358. Sabin 31084. Streeter sale 1658. Field 671. McMurtrie Tennessee Imprints 205. Allen Tennessee Rarities 25. Horn Twenty Tennessee Books 5: "[Haywood] was writing only a few years after the actual occurrence of the events discussed and still had the advantages to be derived from personal contacts with actual participants, a fact which gives this book its well deserved reputation as a storehouse of information about Tennessee's earliest days and the men who laid the state's foundation stones."