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Stapp, William Preston
Prisoners of Perote: Containing a Journal Kept by the Author, Who was Captured by the Mexicans, at Mier, December 25, 1842, and Released from Perote, May 16, 1844
Philadelphia, G. B. Zieber and Company, 1845. First Edition. 12mo. 164pp. Hardcover. Good. Red cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine; housed in modern slipcase. Boards have heavy soiling; new pastedowns and endpapers. From Jenkins Basic Texas Books: “This was the first book to appear on the Mier Expedition; it is still one of the best. Stapp was a highly literate private soldier, observant and interested in what went on around him. ” His book provides a summary of events in Texas from 1836 to 1842, including the Vasquez and Woll expeditions, the Dawson Massacre, the Battle of Mier, and his imprisonment in Perote Prison. Howes S-891. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 197. Graff 3949. . [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA [Moab, UT, U.S.A.]

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