Lot 145 of 457:
Texas Civil War Autobiography scarce  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$144
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Bohemia Under Austrian Depotism. Being An Autobiography By Anthony M. Dignowity, M. D. Of San Antonio, Texas

Author:
Dignowity, Anthony M. , M. D.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Published By the Author

Date:
1859

Description:

236, [1 ad] pp. With illustrated frontispiece. (8vo) modern three quarter leather and patterned cloth, gilt spine; new endpapers. First Edition. 

Scarce work by a colorful figure in Texas Civil War history. Dr. Dignowity was born in Kuttenberg, Bohemia, in 1810 and immigrated to the United States in 1832. He became a medical doctor and traveled to San Antonio in 1846 with a group of Arkansas volunteers for the American- Mexican War. He stayed and became a successful doctor and businessman. In the mid-1850's he was imprisoned in regard to a land deal but was pardoned by his friend Governor Sam Houston. In 1859 he published this autobiography to clear his reputation. 


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Condition:
Interior with some toning; else near fine.


 
Item number:
310524
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