Coffinberry, Andrew. The Forest Rangers: A Poetic Tale of the Western Wilderness in 1794
Coffinberry, Andrew. The Forest Rangers: A Poetic Tale of the Western Wilderness in 1794
Coffinberry, Andrew. The Forest Rangers: A Poetic Tale of the Western Wilderness in 1794
Coffinberry, Andrew. The Forest Rangers: A Poetic Tale of the Western Wilderness in 1794
Coffinberry, Andrew. The Forest Rangers: A Poetic Tale of the Western Wilderness in 1794

Coffinberry, Andrew. The Forest Rangers: A Poetic Tale of the Western Wilderness in 1794

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Coffinberry, Andrew. The Forest Rangers: A Poetic Tale of the Western Wilderness in 1794; Connected with and Comprising the March and Battle of General Wayne's Army, and Abounding with Interesting Incidents of Fact and Fiction. Columbus: Wright & Legg, 1842. First Edition.

Purple cloth, spine faded, original paper title label to spine, 5 x 7 1/2 inches, spine ends worn, ffep inscribed "General McLeod with respects of J. M. Coffenberry," 220 pp., tight, foxing. Good. Hardcover.  [4421] 

Signed by the son of the author, Judge James McClure Coffinberry (1818-1891).

The author, Andrew Coffinberry (1788-1858) b. Martinsburg, VA (now WVA); d. Findlay, OH. After serving two years in the navy, he studied and practiced law at Mansfield, OH, and Perrysburg, OH. "Coffinberry acquired the title Count Coffinberry because of his manner of dress, refined ways, and kindness towards young lawyers of the local bar." - Coyle, Ohio Authors and their Books (1962).

Sabin 14192. Thomson 241. Streeter 1379: "This is an original contribution in poor verse to the history of Wayne's campaign in northwestern Ohio and Indiana in 1794. Coffinberry, when a young lawyer on the Ohio frontier, visited the historic sites and interviewed witnesses and participants in the campaign. J. D. Purdy, the railroad magnate, was a friend of the author."