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Pingenot Auction, Lot 109

109. [FISKE, J., (attrib.)]. A Visit to Texas: Being the Journal of a Traveller Through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers...with an Appendix, Containing a Sketch of the Late War. New York: Van Nostrand and Dwight; Mobile: Woodruff, Fiske & McGuire, 1836. xi [1] 262 pp. 16mo, original green floral cloth. Binding worn (covers almost detached), intermittent mild to moderate foxing, contemporary ownership inscription.
        Second edition, with the added appendix containing an account of the Texan Revolution that did not appear in the first edition (1834). The first edition had a map, which was not issued with the present edition. This second edition makes a useful adjunct to the first edition, because of the augmented text. Basic Texas Books 209A: "One of the most important accounts of Texas during a critical period in its history." Clark, Old South III:114. Graff 1336. Howes T145. Raines, pp. 83 & 210. Streeter 1155A: "A fresh and interesting picture of life in Texas at that time."