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Beyond the Cross Timbers: The Travels of Randolph B. Marcy, 1812 - 1887

Hollon, W. Eugene

Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1955
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xiii, 270 pp, preface, acknowledgments, list of b&w illustrations, I. "My Son.thinks he shall be pleased with a military life"; II. "A life-long complaint"; III. "Miserable and ignorant wretches; IV. "Respect and esteem"; V. "Wagons.westward"; VI. "All in fine health"; VII. "People of some consequence"; VIII. "A handsome compliment"; IX. "A tierra incognita"; X. "Melancholy and distressing news"; XI. "An uninteresting and forbidding land"; XII. "The pride of my heart"; XIII. "Tired of being kicked about"; XIV. "A very heavy responsibility; XV. "Destined to hold a high rank"; XVI. "For the good of the service" bibliographical notes, index. First Edition, 1955. "Acclaimed in his own time, Captain Randolph B. Marcy -- trail blazer, geographer, Mexican fighter, indian authority, and author -- has too long languished in obscurity. Traveling as extensively as any other nineteenth-century explorer, he has yet to achieve the fame of Lewis and Clark, Pike, Long, and fremont, although he was the first to trace the Red River in 1852, which Pike and Long had not even found. Among his five major expeditions through the West, he drafted the first reasonabley accurate maps of the Southwest, and his advice to his military superiors led to the establishment of the chain of 'Cross Timbers' forts from Fort Smith to New Mexico and the location of a number of Indian reservations." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Three 1/2"-3/4" closed tears top edge rear panel dj with 2" strip of clear tape covering two of the tears. Lightly foxed bottom and fore- text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with black lettering to spine, and black top text block edge. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004196

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Title: Beyond the Cross Timbers: The Travels of ...

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK

Publication Date: 1955

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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