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314. VIELÉ, [Teresa]. "Following the
Drum:" A Glimpse of Frontier Life. New York: Rudd &
Carleton, 1858. 256, 4 (ads) pp. 12mo, original brown diced
cloth with publishers logo blind-stamped on covers,
gilt-lettered spine with gilt drum. Cloth only slightly
faded, else very fine and fresh. The Doheney copy, with
gilt morocco book label on front pastedown. Very difficult
to find in collectors
First edition, first issue. Hanna, Yale Exhibit: "As a bride she went with her soldier husband to Texas, when the Mexican War was not long over and where the fierce Comanches were plentiful. Effervescence does not keep her account of life there from being a very informative one." Howes V92. Myres, Following the Drum, p. 214: "Vielé was the first woman to publish an account of army life in the trans-Mississippi West...and one of the few women who wrote about Texas." Plains & Rockies IV:312a:1: "Vielé describes her years stay at Ringgold Barracks in Texas, where her husband, Egbert Ludovicus Vielé, was stationed...an entertaining commentary on life on the Texas frontier in the early 1850s." Raines, p. 209. Includes descriptions of Henry Clay Davis ranch and the Mexican ranchos of the Rio Grande Valley.