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Samuel E. Chamberlain
My Confession Samuel Chamberlain Limited First Edition 1956 HC/DJ 1st Printing
1956. Chamberlain, Samuel E[mery]. My Confession. Tucson & New York: Arizona Silhouettes & Harper & Brothers, 1956. Large 8vo., original full red gilt-stamped buckram. 301 pp [i], [16 pp of color ills. exempted from pagination]. First edition, first printing, limited issue one of 500 limited copies issued by Arizona Silhouettes, from the same sheets as the Harper Brothers edition, however bound in a different-colored cloth with a (in this bookseller's opinion) far more attractive illustrated dust jacket. Number 291 of 450 issued in buckram. Handsome, collectible copy of a seminal work of Southwestern history that almost never saw the light of day. Chamberlain wrote and illustrated the work between approximately 1856-1860. It remained unpublished long after his death in 1908 and only came to the public's attention when it was uncovered by a collector who had purchased his papers from an antiques shop in the 1940's. Eventually it found its way to the editors of Life Magazine, who published an excerpt which was met with great fanfare, so much so Harper & Brother's saw fit to bring it out in hardback. A lurid, bawdy, gory, swashbuckling, account of the author's service in the Mexican-American War. Chamberlain, a self-described rogue and artist, rode for a time with the Glanton Gang, a band of mercenaries famous for wantonly scalping Apaches and anyone else who struck their fancy. His account here is the only source attesting to the existence of Judge Holden, a mythical villan of the borderland between the US and Mexico, and is a key source for Cormac McCarthy celebrated novel " … [Click Below for Full Description]
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