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Pingenot Auction, Lot 126

126. GRAVES, H. A. Andrew Jackson Potter, The Fighting Parson of the Texan Frontier. Six Years of Indian Warfare in New Mexico and Arizona. Nashville: Southern Methodist Pub. House, 1881. 471 pp., frontispiece portrait. Small 8vo, original green cloth, gilt decorated spine. Near fine copy.
        First edition. Dobie, p. 66. Graff 1618 (citing the 1883 reprint). Howes C321. Raines, p. 97 (also citing the 1883 edition): "Potter was an Indian fighter, race rider, common soldier in the U.S. army, chaplain in C.S. army, and circuit rider on the Texas frontier at a time when it required courage and judgment." Rader 1649. Pingenot: Potter (1830-95) came to San Antonio as early as 1852, drove a herd to Kansas in 1861, organized frontier churches, and helped lay out the Potter and Blocker Trail (Handbook of Texas, II, 400-401). During the Civil War, Potter was the chaplain in Debray’s regiment. The first edition is very rare.