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    Bernhardt Wall. Following General Sam Houston 1793-1863. Limerock: Bernhardt Wall, 1935. The San Jacinto Edition, limited to 100 numbed copies (this copy out of series, and "numbered" with an ink star) and signed by the author. Square 4to, unpaginated. Sixty-four etchings by Bernhardt Wall. Olive cloth spine over plain gray boards, etched title on front board. Scattered spots of foxing. Small area of waterstaining at the top edge of the front board. Light wear on the spine, the head and foot of which are chipped.

    Inscribed by Wall on second leaf: "To Col. Paul L. Wakefield, Sincerely, Bernhardt Wall, April 21, 1935." Also signed by Sam Houston's one-time slave, Jeff Hamilton (1840-1941). Hamilton's signature is on the page containing his portrait and is signed in ink in a shaky hand.

    "The etchings for this pictorial biography of the American soldier and political leader were made in La Porte, Texas, close to the battlefield of San Jacinto, where Wall had the assistance of Houston's one surviving son" (Francis J. Weber, Following Bernhardt Wall).


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