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KENDALL, George Wilkins.

Narrative of an expedition across the great south-western prairies,

from Texas to Santa Fé with an account of the disasters which befell 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

Stock Code
97081
London, Bogue, 1845
£850

Second English edition, published a year after the Harper and Wiley editions.

An account of the The Texan Santa Fe Expedition, a commercial and military expedition to secure the Republic of Texas's claims to parts of Northern New Mexico for Texas in 1841. The expedition was unofficially initiated by the then President of Texas, Mirabeau B. Lamar, in an attempt to gain control over the lucrative Santa Fe Trail and further develop the trade links between Texas and New Mexico. The expedition proved to be a bit of a disaster, with the Texans taken prisoner and relations between the United States and Mexico deteriorating. Kendall was an observer for a New Orleans newspaper.

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Description

2 volumes in 1, 8vo, xii, 432; viii, 436pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, large folding map (small neat repair to verso), original blue blind-stamped cloth gilt, pictorial vignette to upper cover, all edges gilt, lightly rubbed, a very good copy.

Bibliography

Howes K75; Streeter (Texas), 1515B; Wagner-Camp 110:3.

Stock ID:97081

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