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AUCTION 22

 

British Kendall


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246.     KENDALL, George W[ilkins]. Narrative of an Expedition across the Great South-Western Prairies, from Texas to Santa Fé; With an Account of the Disasters which Befel the Expedition from Want of Food and the Attacks of Hostile Indians; the Final Capture of the Texans and Their Sufferings on a March of Two Thousand Miles as Prisoners of War, and in the Prisons and Lazarettos of Mexico. By George W. Kendall. In Two Volumes. London: David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1845. Vol. I: [i-iii] iv-xii, [13] 14-432 pp., engraved frontispiece, 1 folded lithograph map; Vol. II: [i-iii] iv-viii, [13] 14-436 pp., engraved frontispiece. 2 vols., 12mo (16.9 x 10.7 cm), publisher’s bright red cloth, blind-embossed covers, spines lettered in gilt. Binding with a few mild stains, earlier touch-up of light abrasions to binding, front hinge of Vol. II cracked but holding strong. Text, plates, and map fine. Overall a very good copy.

Map:

Texas and Part of Mexico & the United States, Showing the Route of the First Santa Fe Expedition. [below neat line] D. Bogue, 86 Fleet Street. | J.R. Jobbins, lith. 39.6 x 29.1 cm; overall sheet size: 42.5 x 31.6 cm. The map extends beyond neat line at New Orleans area. Printed on medium weight wove paper.

Frontispieces:

Untitled scene of buffalo hunt. Image area: 8.5 x 12.8 cm. This plate corresponds to the image A Scamper Among The Buffalo in the first issue of Kendall’s Narrative.

Costume of the Poblanos. Image area: 13.2 x 8.9 cm; image & title: 14.2 x 8.9 cm. This plate corresponds to the image Mexican Girls. Costumes of the Poblanas in the first issue of Kendall’s Narrative.

     Second English edition of preceding entry. Basic Texas Books 116C. Streeter 1515B. Here the map is lithographed rather than engraved.

($250-500)

Sold. Hammer: $325.00; Price Realized: $390.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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