DescriptionCapt. Mayne Reid. The Headless Horseman. A Strange Tale of Texas.
London: Richard Bentley, 1866. First edition in book form. 8vo. 470pp. Illustrated. Modern three quarter leather binding with cloth boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Light shelf wear to boards with a small nip at the top edge of the front board. Text block trimmed. Contents ever-so-slightly toned, else quite sound. Former owner's small book plate on the verso of the front free endpaper. A fine copy.
Initially issued in twenty serialized parts, Reid based his novel on a south Texas legend that allegedly involved the beheading of a Mexican horse thief south of present day Uvalde. Once published in book form, the novel was widely read by Europeans and others in the more gentrified areas of the United States. Many think Reid's novel helped shape, or at least propagated the many myths associated with the southwest in general and Texas in particular.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.View More Testimonials
As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)