DescriptionA. J. Sowell. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas... Facts Gathered From Survivors of Frontier Days. Austin: Ben C. Jones & Co. Printers, 1900. First edition, first printing. Octavo. [i-v], vi-viii, 1-844 pages. 12 plates (mostly photographic), numerous text illustrations (scenes and portraits, engraved and photographic, some full-page). In the original binding of red cloth with decoration in black and titles stamped in gilt on the front board and spine. Floral endpapers. Offered in a protective slipcase.
"132 accounts of early pioneers, mostly as told by them directly to Sowell... Most of the work, however, relates to Indian fights and Texas Rangers." (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books).
Condition: A nice copy of this scarce issue modest soiling to the boards and slight fading to spine. Spine repaired using original spine panel. Hinges tape repaired. A tight copy in very good condition.
Reference: Graff 3907. Howes S797 aa. Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 193.
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