Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1991. Hardcover. 4to, 253 pages. Firm binding; no loose pages. Book and dust jacket with minor wear. Gray boards with green lettering. Good / very good. Item #4130
From the dust jacket: "Gerstacker arrived in Arkansas in 1838 as an adventurous youth who viewed the wilderness largely through the lens of German romanticism and the popular novels of James Fenimore Cooper; he lived in the state intermittently for four years, traveling widely and coming to know its geography and people quite well. In writing about the state then and later in his life, after he became a popular writer in Europe, Gerstacker pictured the everyday life of Arkansans with respect, exasperation, and humor."