Leipzig. 1845. iv,258,pp. Contemporary brown cloth, rebacked with backstrip in similar brown cloth, modern paper label. Marginal wear to old boards, new endpapers. Text lightly tanned, with a few old stains. Good. Item #WRCAM30246
Third edition, after the first of 1843, and the first with this title. "One of the earliest German accounts of Texas, this is also an important source work on the events of the Texas Revolution" - Jenkins. Ehrenberg emigrated from Germany to New Orleans, and joined the Louisiana Greys to fight in aid of Texas in 1835. He took part in the siege of Bexar, the battle of Coleto in March 1836, and the Fannin massacre, from which he escaped. Later he took part in the Gold Rush and the early settlement of California. "By the leading surveyor, map maker and explorer of the early Southwest" - Howes. HOWES E83. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 54. STREETER TEXAS 1454b. RAINES p.75. GRAFF 1226. SABIN 22071. CLARK III:36.