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300. [STRUBBERG, Friedrich Armand]. The
Backwoodsman, or, Life on the Indian Frontier. Edited by
Sir C. F. Lascelles Wraxall, Bart. [pseudonym]. London:
John Maxwell and Company, 1864. iv, 428 pp., engraved
frontispiece, pictorial title, 10 engraved plates (sporting
scenes). 8vo, original green gilt-pictorial pebbled cloth.
Hinges neatly reinforced, else very fine and
First edition in English of authors first book (first published at Stuttgart and Augsburg in 1858 under title Amerikanische Jagd- und Reiseabenteuer; the present work is an uncredited translation). Fifty Texas Rarities 40n (citing the German edition): "Strubberg was born in Germany in 1808. He came to America [and] settled in Texas....As director of the Deutschen Fürsten Verein, he established several colonies in Texas." Graff 4016: "The scene is laid on the Leona, a tributary of the Rio Grande. The author describes in great minuteness several years of his life there. In no other work in German literature and perhaps in no other literature, has the prairie been portrayed with more skill than in this work." Howes S1086. Rader 3742. Plains & Rockies IV:311a:3: "Strubbergs adventures took place largely in Texas but include a visit to the Rockies in 1843, where he met Sir William Drummond Stewart."