Title: Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition
Publisher: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co., Christmas, 1929
Publication Date: 1929
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
ix and 585 p. This is No. 27 in the Lakeside Classic series. R.R. Donnelley published a reprint of a classic historical work each year, in a fine edition. The books were given as gifts to Donnelley employees and have never been available for sale except in the secondary market. In good condition, they are highly prized and a set of several of them is a beautiful addition to a library. Each book contains a Publisher's Preface that gives background on the selection and publication of the book and sometimes on the status of the company, established in 1864 and now the world's largest publisher. The noted historian Milo Quaife wrote historical introductions, footnotes, indexes, etc., for many of these classics. The full title of the work presented here is, "Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, Comprising a Description of a Tour through Texas, and across the Great Southwestern Prairies, the Camanche and Caygua Hunting-Grounds, with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food, Losses from Hostile Indians, and Final Capture of the Texans, and their March, as Prisoners, to the City of Mexico." This book in the Lakeside series reprints Volume I of the two-volume set in its entirety, plus Chapter 1 of Volume II. The publisher explains that the length of the two volumes was prohibitive for this series, but that the important action takes place in the first volume and the additional chapter, and that the balance of the second volume is repetitive and digressive. Includes Historical Introduction, Original Preface, illustrations, and fold-out map. (The book has one known illustration, Scamper Among the Buffalo, from the original, with tissue protector; there may be more but most of the pages in the book are uncut.) Maroon cloth hard cover with some not very visible, slightly dull places, possibly from water damage; gilt titles (faded on spine) and gilt top edges; very, very light wear at extremities; one little ding at edge of front cover, extending across some of the page edges. Interior is fine and the binding is straight and firm. Bookseller Inventory # LS27
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