Narrative of an Expedition across the great South-Western Prairies
Narrative of an Expedition across the great South-Western Prairies
Narrative of an Expedition across the great South-Western Prairies
Narrative of an Expedition across the great South-Western Prairies

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Narrative of an Expedition across the great South-Western Prairies

KENDALL, George W.

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Title continues: "from Texas to Santa Fé; with an account of the disasters which befel the expedition from want of food and the attacks of hostile Indians; the final capture of the Texans and their sufferings on a march of two thousand miles as prisoners of war, and in the prisons and lazarettos of Mexico. In Two Volumes." An important account of the ill-fated invasion of Mexican-controlled New Mexico by the forces of the Republic of Texas in 1841. The invasion was an unsuccessful attempt to extend the western border of the Republic of Texas to the Rio Grande. The Texans, poorly supplied and led, were captured by the Mexicans and marched to prison in Mexico City. The author was later released and returned to New Orleans and his newspaper, the Picayune, which he had helped establish five years earlier. Accounts of some of the incidents first appeared in print in a series of articles in that newspaper in 1842 and later in Frederick Marryat's "Narrative of the Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet," which Marryat partially plagiarized from Kendall. The map in vol. I is often lacking but exists in this copy in very good condition except for a bit of foxing.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: David Bogue
  • Edition: First U.K. Edition
  • Date Published: 1845
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols.: xii, 13-432; viii, 13-436 p. 18 cm. Vol. I has frontispiece, fold-out map. Vol. II has frontispiece. Green cloth with blank impressing. Corners bumped, spines soiled , chips and tears to spine ends. Foxing to text block edges and a few pages inside. Title pages have ink signature at tops, marking tops of frontispiece pages. Frontispiece in vol. II has dampstained edge.

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