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AUCTION 22

 

The Roots of Davy Crockett

 



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152.     [CROCKETT, DAVID]. FRENCH, Janie Preston Collup & Zella Armstrong. The Crockett Family and Connecting Lines. Bristol, Tennessee: Press of The King Company, n.d. [1928 on title verso]. [8], 1-611 [1, blank] pp., 28 photo plates (mostly portraits, including Col. David Crockett, a plate of the Alamo, example of Crockett’s writing), 2 leaves of armorial plates at front. 8vo (24.5 x 16.5 cm), original dark blue moiré cloth, gilt lettered on upper cover and spine. Worn and stained, a fair copy only, but a survivor.

     First edition. Vol. V only from the series Notable Southern Families. Chapter VII (pp. 324-381) is devoted to Crockett and includes transcriptions of some documents and letters to and from Crockett. Here some of the facts on the Texas hero are sifted from his colossal mythology. ($40-80)

Sold. Hammer: $40.00; Price Realized: $48.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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