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The Life of David Crockett

Edward S. Ellis

Editorial: Henry T. Coates, 1884
Condición: Good - Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Ebeth & Abayjay Books (Lima, OH, Estados Unidos de America)

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The Life of Colonel David Crockett(Alta Edition) by Edward S. Ellis was published by Henry T. Coates & Co. in 1884. Not an ex-library copy, this 271-page offering is in just G- condition. Allowing that it was the recipient of many, many handlings/readings by, I'm thinking, mostly youngish pairs of hands/eyes, and allowing for this offering's 127 years of existence, there is some separation/webbing seen between front cover board and front loose end page as well as between back paste down and loose end pages, and pages 192-193. There is browning/yellowing of endpapers and pages throughout, a previous owner has signed and dated offering on upper half of front loose end page, and there is somewhat noticeable shelf wear seen at top and bottom edges of volume's spine. I read several snatches of this book(as Davy Crockett's story captured my imagination and interest way back in about third grade!), and it is written in the manner of a lively story or novel, but, at the same time, is obviously well-grounded in the most accurate factual evidence that could be found at that time, by the well-known, popular (also, at that time) author of the Boy Pioneer, Deerfoot, Log Cabin, and Wyoming Series of books for young readers. Davy Crockett, born August 17, 1786, in Rogersville, Tennessee, was one of the most original, intriguing, and, in some ways, outlandish characters to help shape the growth, development, and ultimate destiny of the United States during the first half of the 19th century. Truly larger-than-life compared to the general population of men during his lifetime, Crockett died on March 6, 1836, while attempting to kill General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who was standing just a few feet away(Crockett was a captive in the hands of Mexican troops, and one of the last 2-3 defenders of the Alamo to finally be slaughtered). I'm thinking, Reader, that you need not be told any more, except that Ellis reveals a good deal of the facts behind the long-running feud between Crockett and Andrew Jackson(which lead, some maintained, to Crockett's defeat for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1834, the returns of which were considered dubious, at best). And, significantly, it was Davy's humiliating, heartbreaking defeat that lead directly to his leaving his wife, children, and beloved home in Tennessee to strike out for the next "hot spot" in an ever-expanding United States of America, the Territory of Texas. Amazingly, he never reached his fiftieth birthday. Also included, as book's Frontispiece, is a black and white reproduction of an engraving by one T.B. Welch of a head-and-shoulders portrait of our subject by S.S. Osgood. Thank you!!. N° de ref. de la librería 004948

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Título: The Life of David Crockett

Editorial: Henry T. Coates

Año de publicación: 1884

Encuadernación: Decorative Cloth

Condición del libro:Good -

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket As Issued

Edición: First Edition

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