Rare First Edition Antique Leather Book “An Account of Col. Crockett’s Tour” by Col. David Crockett, 1835
Rare First Edition Antique Leather Book Titled “An Account of Col. Crockett’s Tour” by Col. David Crockett, 1835 | Rebound in 20th century in full leather
Exceptionally Rare First Edition Antique Leather Book Entitled “An Account of Col. Crockett’s Tour to the North and down East” by Col. David Crockett, 1835 | Rebound in 20th century in full leather with New endpapers; Bookplate of the University of Vermont Library, from the Estate of L.B. Harris (1847-1913), prominent civil war veteran | Deaccession stamp on old free endpaper. Pages show minimal toning; Text clean and text block square | Approx. Size: 7 1/4″ H x 4 3/4″ W x 1 1/8″ D | Provenance: The estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee; Prior, University of Vermont; Prior, Estate of L.B. Harris 1847-1913, Civil War Veteran (See Bookplate)
Main Author: Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836.
Published: Philadelphia, E.L. Carey and A. Hart, 1835.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Physical Description: 234 p.
Full Title: “An account of Col. Crockett’s tour to the North and down East, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four. His object being to examine the grand manufacturing establishments of the country; and also to find out the condition of its literature and its morals, the extent of its commerce, and the practical operation of “The Experiment” “
About the Author: David “Davy” Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier”. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution.
Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling. He was made a colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee and was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821. In 1827, he was elected to the U.S. Congress where he vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, especially the Indian Removal Act. Crockett’s opposition to Jackson’s policies led to his defeat in the 1831 elections. He was re-elected in 1833, then narrowly lost in 1835, prompting his angry departure to Texas (then the Mexican state of Tejas) shortly thereafter. In early 1836, he took part in the Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in March.
Crockett became famous during his lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After his death, he continued to be credited with acts of mythical proportion. These led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals, and he became one of the best-known American folk heroes.