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The Sucker's Visit To the Mammoth Cave; Including...Adventures of a Party Who Undertook To See the Cave...A Full and Accurate Description of the Cave...With an Account of the Living Inhabitants.

By: Thompson, Ralph S.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Springfield, Ohio, Live Patron Publishing Office: 1879

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017292

Condition: Very good

12mo. Blinfstamped green cloth with gilt titles, 128 pages. Small bookstore stamp on front paste-down endpaper. Cover have some rubbing, a little spotting.on covers.; clean and tight. This classic of spelunking is a revision of a work published in 1871 titled: "Western Kentucky Above Ground and Below," only 60 pages. This is the account of the travels of five men from Illinois (Illinois was known as the Sucker Stare in the 1800s) via horse-drawn wagon to visit the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. THompson, raised on an Illinois farm, was the publisher and editor of the weekly "Live Patron... View more info