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    The Exploits of the "King of the Wild Frontier"

    [Davy Crockett] [Richard Penn Smith?]: Col. Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas: Wherein is Contained, a Full Account of his Journey from Tennessee to the Red River and Natchitoches, and Thence Across Texas to San Antonio; Including His Many Hair-Breadth Escapes; Together with A Topographical, Historical, and Political View of Texas. Written by Himself. The Narrative Brought Down from the Death of Col. Crockett to the Battle of San Jacinto, by an Eye-Witness. (Philadelphia: T.K. and P.G. Collins, 1836). First edition. Octavo (7" x 4"). 216 pages. Frontispiece portrait lacking in this copy. Publisher's original cloth with printed paper label. Binding and label worn, and boards are leaning slightly forward. Moderate to heavy foxing and browning to the sheets. Soiling to some pages. Still, a good copy. This is the saga of Crockett's journey from Tennessee to the Alamo in the winter of 1835-1836 with Thimblerig the gambler and Ed the bee hunter, who joined him along the way. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference:
    Streeter 1192A.


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