The thrilling, startling and wonderful narrative of Lieutenant Harrison... by…

The thrilling, startling and wonderful narrative of Lieutenant Harrison...

No place (New Haven, CT?): Frederick W. Beinecke, 1957. Titlle page continues: ''who was taken prisoner at Golidad, Texas, in 1836, and only escaped the treacherous murder of his companions by the inhuman Mexicans, to be transferred to a punishment worse than death, namely, the mines of Mexico; from which he succeeded in making his escape, and subsequently joining Col. Doniphan's command, on its way from California across the mountains by which means he again reached the United States. Full particulars are given, in the book of his trials, sufferings, and brutal treatment in the mines, which are also accurately described; together with the prisoners, the overseers; mode of living, rations, their chastisements; chains; punishment in the black hole, etc., etc. The whole together forming one of the most wonderful, and thrillingly interesting books ever published." pp (32), beige printed paper covers. Soft creases, corner of rear cover broken away, small chips to upper edge of front cover; VG clean copy otherwise. "Three hundred copies printed for Frederick W. Beinecke, Christmas, 1957. A facsimile reprint of the Cincinatti, 1848, edition, of which, at time of publication, there were only two known copies. "Written to capitalize on the popular intrest in Texas and the Mexican War the historical authenticity of the narrative is open to grave doubts. It may stand, however as a mirror of popular literature and absorbing interests of its day." - Preface. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Octavo

Condition: Very Good

Book ID: 44765
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