THE LIFE, TRAVELS AND OPINIONS OF BENJAMIN LUNDY, INCLUDING THE JOURNEYS TO TEXAS AND MEXICO; WITH A SKETCH OF COTEMPORARY [sic] EVENTS, AND A NOTICE OF THE REVOLUTION IN HAYTI....

Philadelphia. 1847. 316pp. plus folding map. Portrait. Contemporary half sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt. Rubbed. Moderate to heavy foxing. A good, sound copy. Item #WRCAM10022

"Contains Lundy's journal kept on his second and third journeys to Texas, 1833-34 and 1834- 35, in search of suitable places for the colonization of freed slaves. On the second trip his route was by steamboat from Cincinnati to Nashville, thence to Memphis and New Orleans, and by sea to Brazoria; on foot to San Felipe; to San Antonio de Bexar, where he worked at his trade of saddler while planning a colonization scheme, August- October 1833, and to Monclava, where he remained until January 1834. The third journey began at Nashville, from which he went by steamboat to New Orleans, back up the Mississippi and Red River to Natchitoches...On each of these tours he kept day-to-day accounts of his itinerary and activities. There are also some excellent descriptions of Texas" - Clark. "...A most interesting Texas book because of Lundy's three journeys to Texas...to secure a colonization grant. Lundy was a keen observer and in his journeys refers to many of the prominent Texans" - Streeter. Scarce, and an important chapter in Texas history. CLARK III:66. GRAFF 1195. HOWES E10. WAGNER-CAMP (3rd ed) 108 (note). STREETER TEXAS 1169.

Price: $750.00