Life in the New World.

NY: New World Press, 1844. 2nd edition hardcover, original half leather and marbled paper over boards. Extremities worn, interior foxed. Binding tight, a good copy. Postl (1793-1864 who wrote as Charles Sealsfield) was a German monk who fled his order and traveled extensively in the southwest before returning to Europe where he lived quietly until his death. He wrote several short novels with American settings. Five are included here. One of note is The Squatter Chief; or, The First American in Texas (pp. 269-349). It ranks among the first pieces of fiction set in the Republic, and has the advantage of being written by one who had actually been there. The other novels are set in other locales in America. Howes P504, Streeter Texas 1532A. Item #5556

Price: $300.00

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