Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Thomas Earl [compiler]. The Life, Travels and Opinions of Benjamin Lundy, Including his Journeys to Texas and Mexico; with a Sketch of Cotemporary Events, and a Notice of the Revolution in Hayti. Compiled Under the Direction and on Behalf of His Children. Philadelphia: William D. Parrish, 1847. First edition. 316 pp. Frontispiece. Folding hand-tinted map. Original black cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Extremities bumped and rubbed. Hinges tender. Small portion at top of spine chipped away. Foxing throughout. Map uniformly darkened. Bookplate to front pastedown. Laid-in is a slip of paper reading: "Herbert McLean Evans Collection Western Americana." Very good.

    Benjamin Lundy, a Quaker anti-slavery advocate, visited Texas before the Revolution, with the hopes of creating a colony for free blacks. Per Eberstadt: "A source book embodying first-hand information relative to the Republic, in the earliest stages of its settlement by the Americans. The text is from Lundy's original manuscript, and includes: 'Narrative of a Trip to Texas in 1830; Journey to New Orleans and Texas in 1833; Journey from Brazoria to Austin; Tours of observations through San Antonio, Bexar, Monclova, via the Rio Grande and Santa Rosa; From Laredo to San Patricia and Arkansas Bay; Journey to Matamoros and residence there.'"

    Eberstadt 123: 123. Graff 1195. Howes E10. Sabin 42693.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 426

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 November 1 - 2 Space Exploration - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $621,865