Lot 1165: George Ruxton ADVENTURES IN MEXICO & THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS 1848 Antique Mexican History American West United States Slavery Tobacco
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains
Author: George F. Ruxton - George Frederick Ruxton (24 July 1821 – 29 August 1848) was a British explorer and travel writer. He was a Lieutenant in the British Army, received a medal for gallantry from Queen Isabella II of Spain, was a hunter and explorer and published papers and books about his travels to Africa, Canada, Mexico and the United States.
He observed the westward expansion of the United States in the 1840s during the period when the country's government was pursuing its policy of manifest destiny. He was the first author to write "extensively" of the mountain men of the Rocky Mountains. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 312 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This volume includes passages on "Tobacco," "Slaves and Slavery," and "The Captive Negro."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been re-backed. The volume is bound in red cloth with blind-stamped ornamentation to the covers and gilt lettering to the spine. The volume's exterior displays significant rubbing and soiling to the covers. The binding is firm, with hinges reinforced with archival cloth tape. The work is adorned with marbled endpapers, and a newspaper clipping with information about this publication is affixed to the front paste-down. The interior displays mild toning around the page edges, a few spots of soiling, and a few pencil markings, but is otherwise clean.
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