Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. First Edition. 8vo. 462 pp. With a frontispiece photograph of Anson Jones, and a Texas area map on pastedowns and endpapers. Original blue cloth (soiled; edges of textblock somewhat spotted or worn). Dust-jacket chipped and worn, price unclipped. Top edge of textblock soiled. Good / Fair. Item #3102
NOT EX-LIBRARY. The story of Anson Jones “is also the story of Texas - through the Revolution, the hectic days of the Republic of Texas, and into the American Union. Within a dozen years, this hard-headed, unostentatious physician was to become a soldier, congressman of the Republic of Texas, her most important diplomat, and her last President of Texas” (from the jacket flap). - From the library of Rudolph L. Biesele, with his autograph dated in the year of publication. ¶ Campbell p. 33. Dobie p.86, Jenkins, Basic Texas Books no. 68 (“the best biography of a Texan”). ¶ From the library of Rudolph L. Biesele, noted authority on early German emigration to Texas.