GO AHEAD. DAVY CROCKETT'S ALMANACK, OF WILD SPORTS IN THE WEST, AND LIFE IN THE BACKWOODS. CALCULATED FOR ALL THE STATES IN THE UNION. Vol. 1, No. 2. 1836. [cover title]. Davy Crockett.
GO AHEAD. DAVY CROCKETT'S ALMANACK, OF WILD SPORTS IN THE WEST, AND LIFE IN THE BACKWOODS. CALCULATED FOR ALL THE STATES IN THE UNION. Vol. 1, No. 2. 1836. [cover title]
GO AHEAD. DAVY CROCKETT'S ALMANACK, OF WILD SPORTS IN THE WEST, AND LIFE IN THE BACKWOODS. CALCULATED FOR ALL THE STATES IN THE UNION. Vol. 1, No. 2. 1836. [cover title]
GO AHEAD. DAVY CROCKETT'S ALMANACK, OF WILD SPORTS IN THE WEST, AND LIFE IN THE BACKWOODS. CALCULATED FOR ALL THE STATES IN THE UNION. Vol. 1, No. 2. 1836. [cover title]

GO AHEAD. DAVY CROCKETT'S ALMANACK, OF WILD SPORTS IN THE WEST, AND LIFE IN THE BACKWOODS. CALCULATED FOR ALL THE STATES IN THE UNION. Vol. 1, No. 2. 1836. [cover title]

Nashville, Tenn. Published for the Author, (1835). Printed paperwraps, stitched, spine perished. 19.5 cm. [48] pp. Illustrated with woodcuts, including an illustration of "Col. Crockett's Method of Wading the Mississippi" on the front cover. Small cotton loop added at the upper end of the spine, to allow the almanac to be hung up. Overall soiling and wear, some expert repairs to a few tears on the verso of the title page, and on the final two leaves, some amateurish restitching along spine, but a solid copy.
In addition to text cuts, there are seven full-page illustrations here, each with accompanying tale. These, generally in good condition, are: "Adam Huntsman's Fight with a Panther" (p. 5); "An Alligator choked to death" (p. 17); "A Terrible Fight with Two Catamounts" (p. 21, with a marginal tear, neatly repaired); "A Terrible fight with a Nest of Eagles." (p. 24, three-quarter page); "Desperate attempt to tree a bear" (p. 29, caption obscured by sewing but otherwise in good condition); an untitled illustration to accompany "Robbing a Crow's Nest" (p. 36, depicting a man falling head-first from a tree); and, on the back wrapper, an illustration to accompany "A Terrible Fight with a Bear in a Sink Hole of the Grand Prairie of Arkansaw." (no caption title, perhaps lost due to the amateurish restitching). Item #64503

Henderson, "Early American Sport," [NY: 1953], page 56: "The 1835 and 1836 editions were published during Crockett's life...." In the Grolier Club's publication, "One Hundred Influential American Books Printed before 1900," [NY: 1947], #39, Crockett's Almanacks are given credit for making Crockett a "legendary figure and a part of American folk-lore," recording the stories which "constitute one of the earliest and perhaps the largest of our cycles of myth...."
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