RAMROD JONES, HUNTER AND PATRIOT. A TALE OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION AGAINST MEXICO [manuscript title].

[Austin, Tx. 1905]. [8],258pp. manuscript. Folio. Light soiling, confined primarily to exterior leaves. Some light age toning. With authorial corrections throughout. Very good. In a brown half morocco box. Item #WRCAM40640

Original draft of the novel, written when Clint Brown was an undergraduate at the University of Texas. Brown's conceit is that he has uncovered a manuscript written by Robert Blalock, a firsthand account by a young man who joins the Texas Revolution under the protection of an experienced backwoodsman, Ramrod Jones. It was published in 1905 by the Saalfield Publishing Co. in New York. This draft differs from the published version in various ways, and includes corrections by the author as well as the main draft. Clinton Giddings Brown went on to become District Attorney of San Antonio (1911-13) and then mayor of San Antonio (1913- 16). He continued to practice law until he retired, and published a book about his law cases entitled YOU MAY TAKE THE WITNESS (1955). OCLC lists only fifteen copies of the printed version of the present work. OCLC 2619662 (ref). SMITH B1066.

Price: $4,000.00

Original Draft of a Texas Novel