Lot 380 of 455:
Parker's Trip to the West and Texas  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$900
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Trip to the West and Texas. Comprising a Journey of Eight Thousand Miles, Through New York, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas in the Autumn and Winter of 1834-5

Author:
Parker, Amos A.

Place:
Concord, NH

Publisher:
White & Fisher

Date:
1835

Description:

276 pp. 2 woodcut plates including frontis. Original patterned green cloth, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. First Edition.

One of the earliest travel books written in English about Texas. Parker journeyed west by way of the Great Lakes to Chicago, then south from St. Louis to Natchez by Mississippi River steamboat, and overland westward through Natchitoches and Nacogdoches to the Colorado River of central Texas. He returned to New England by steamer from New Orleans in the early part of 1835. The map, not included in all copies, is not present here. With the illustrated bookplate of Ike Moore. Howes P74; Basic Texas Books 159; Raines p.161.


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Condition:
Bubbling to cloth, toning to spine; toning to textblock, some foxing and staining; very good.


 
Item number:
305252
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