Original Ink Sketch by Bill Wittliff
236. HUNTER, Robert Hancock. The Narrative of Robert Hancock Hunter Describing in His Own Manner His Arrival to Texas in 1822 & His Participation in Events of the Texas Revolution, Including the Grass Fight, Leading to the Battle of San Jacinto. Slightly Edited & with an Introduction by William D. Wittliff. Austin: The Encino Press, 1966. [i-iv] v-vii, [1-2] 3-27 pp, frontispiece portrait by Wittliff. 8vo (25 x 18.2 cm), original brown cloth over pictorial boards (Hunter portrait by Wittliff). Fine copy with Wittliff’s original pen and ink portrait of a man in profile (Hunter?) on front flyleaf and inscription: “Inscribed con mucho gusto and with the old-time kind of good wishes for Don and Jan Brainard—Bill Wittliff Aug 26/66.”
Limited edition (#453 of 640 copies “and the type melted according to the design of William D. Wittliff”), second edition (first edition, Austin, 1936). Basic Texas Books 100A: “Beautifully designed and edited by William D. Wittliff. The most vivid of all recollections of the Texas Revolution.” Whaley, Wittliff 18. See preceding entry.
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