- Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
- ILAB-LILA Member
- Année de parution: 1835
- Éditeur: Printed and published by White & Fisher
- Thèmes: ,Americana, overland journey, texas, provenance, association copies, new hampshire, travel & exploration, american imprints, 19th century
- Poids de l'envoi: 750 g
- Lieu d'édition: Concord, NH
FIRST EDITION With frontispiece woodcut plate ("Catching wild horses") plus 1 additional woodcut plate ("Shooting deer"). Original pattern green cloth, red morocco spine label, very soiled; interior foxed and brown due to paper stock, still a nice copy of a rare work with an ownership signature of Joseph Cilley (1791-1887), grandson of the Revolutionary War officer and United States senator from New Hampshire, 1846-1847. First edition (a second edition, which contained a map, was printed the following year). Parker's work is one of the earliest travel books written in English about Texas. He journeyed west by way of the Great Lakes to Chicago, then south from St. Louis to Natchez by Mississippi River steamboat, and overland westward through Natchitoches and Nacogdoshes to the Colorado River of central Texas. He returned to New England by steamer from New Orleans in the early part of 1835. Parker (1792-1893) graduated from the University of Vermont and became a lawyer and judge in New Hampshire. This book was particularly popular as an early account of overland travel, supposedly selling in excess of forty thousand copies. He also wrote some poetry, which apparently did not do as well. Howes, P74; Basic Texas Books, 159.