[Brooklyn]: (S.n.), [c.1848]. Woodcuts. Wrappers, octavo,  pages. Fine. Sewn binding remains sound. Pages show mild age-toning, with a few small spots of darker staining to first page.
Interesting and uncommon patent medicine piece featuring one of the earliest claims of "Indian" cures. The first 4 pages of this promotional pamphlet recount a thwarted Indian ambush of a cattle drive from Niagara to Detroit at the end of the 18th century. William Wallace and three companions were warned of the ambush by a friendly Indian named Jacob Big Tree, who also gave them the miraculous medicine advertised for the remaining 12 pages of this pamphlet. The variety of ailments it could cure is truly remarkable. Several quaint woodcut illustrations accompany the ads. See SABIN 34480 for the 4 page "Tradition" without the subsequent advertising.