176pp, German Life in the Texas Hill Country. Very good copy, dj has some fadeing of spine and light wear. Signed by author, with the former owner's bookplate below; Gift inscription to former owner on title page. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Unique among early settlers of Texas was a group of political refugees, intellectuals and Freethinkers- a segment of the impressive Germany-to-Texas movement of the late 1840s, who established new homes for themselves in the beautiful Hill Country some fifty miles north of San Antonio. The author was the bride of a great-grandson of Ernst Kapp. She gives a first hand report of Hill Country ranch life in the first quarter of the 20th c. Based on letters written by Ernst Kapp and his wife, the great grandparents of her husband who made the voyage from Bremerhafen to Galveston and thence to Indianola in Oct. 1849. She has included a wealth of information on Prince Carl Solms-Braunfels, the extraordinary promoter for the German Immigration Company who brought more than 5,000 settlers in a three year period.
Title: A Yankee in German-America: Texas Hill ...
Publisher: Naylor Company
Publication Date: 1973
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Naylor Co, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110811104753
Book Description Naylor Co, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0811104753
Book Description Naylor Company, TX, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Illustrated by The Harrisons (illustrator). First Edition; First Printing. 176 pages; Fine/Very Good Plus. Boards are straight and tips are pointed. Spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is lightly tanned at spine and flap folds. Crinkle at spine tips. Thin line down spine like it had been folded there. DJ is price clipped. This book ranks high as authentic Texana, as history, based on original sources and, finally, as a genealogy study. The descendents of the persons the writer names are leaders in far-flung cities of Texas today and in every area of the state's econmy. Bookseller Inventory # 4089
Book Description Naylor Co, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0811104753