On a Mexican Mustang Through Texas, from the Gulf to the Rio Grande. Alex Sweet, J. Armoy Knox.

On a Mexican Mustang Through Texas, from the Gulf to the Rio Grande

Hardcover, Hartford, Conn. S. S. Scranton Company, 1883. First Edition. Very Good. First Edition, Second State. Basic Texas Books #210, Adams Six Guns # 2174. According to Adams, this is a rather facetious account of Texas in the early days with information on John Wesley Hardin and the Taylor-Sutton Feud. Jenkins calls this book "delightful" and the best volume of 19th century Texas humor. Jenkins also says this book probably did more than any other towards creating the image of the "typical" Texan. From page 15 of this book, "They called him a desperado and a gambler. They said that he 'always went heeled, toted a derringer, and was a bad crowd generally.' It was rumored that he had killed five, eight, some said ten men during his short career; yet no one would have thought, to look at the well-dressed young man, mild of manner, and careful as to the parting of his hair, that he was the fire-eater he was reputed to be." Rubbing to corners and ends of spine. There is a 2-inch shallow dent on tail edge of front board. Tiny tears along hinges of both endpapers. Soiling and tanning to edges of pages. Otherwise, free from major defect. Gilt decorations on cover very bright and clean. Ships same or next business day. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 672 pages. [Item #75987]

Price: $80.00

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