First Edition. hardcover. With an Appenix containing Observations on the Late Earthquakes, the Aurora Borealis, and the South-West Wind. 2 folding maps supplies in photostat facsimile. 251pp. small 12mo, cont. calf; (front cover detached, ex-lib). Cincinnati: Looker and Wallace, 1815. First edition.
"Drake's 'Picture of Cincinnati' excited a great deal of interest in the East and even on the continent of Europe, where parts of the book were translated for the benefit to the people who contemplated emigrating." Juettner. "...a careful account of the prehistoric mounds formerly existing on the present site of the city and is their principal record." DAB V, p. 426 Howes D-465. Inscribed on the endpaper, "Josiah Drake...January 5th 1878. Purchased this Book at Boldners old Book Store...Gave him a lot of Drake's Discourses in exchange." Josiah was from Cincinnati and was probably a descendant of the author.