San Antonio: Sigmund Press, 1932. Wrappers. First Printing of this important reminiscence of early Texas and of Davy Crockett's days there and key eyewitness account of the fall of the Alamo and of the Texas Revolution. Crown 8vo (202 x 131): 63,pp, with frontispiece, map of south central Texas on cover verso, and four further plates. Original mint green paper wrappers printed in black. An excellent, virtually pristine example (spine edge lightly sunned). Fine. Item #BB2389
First published in 1879, in part, in "The sketch book" by Mrs. B. F. Swisher. John Swisher settled in Texas in 1833. On March 1, 1836, responding to William B. Travis's appeal for assistance at the Alamo, Swisher and a dozen or so men started for San Antonio. They halted at Gonzales on March 5 and there, after Sam Houston arrived on March 10 to organize the army, became the core of Company H of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment, Texas Volunteers. The next month, Swisher fought in the battle of San Jacinto, the decisive engagement of the Texas Revolution. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).