FRIEDRICHSBURG, DIE COLONIE DES DEUTSCHEN FÜRSTEN-VEREINS IN TEXAS
by [Strubberg, Friedrich August]
Leipzig, 1867. Two volumes bound in one. ,233,; ,236,pp. Contemporary three-quarter cloth, spine gilt. Minor shelf wear. Very minor foxing. Two leaves trimmed closely and reinforced at edges, not affecting text. Very good. An authentic account of early German Texas, although cast as a novel set in the German colony at Fredericksburg, Texas, written by Friedrich August Strubberg, who was the director of the settlement in 1846 and 1847. Strubberg (1806-89) was a prolific author wrote many novels set in German Texas. Fredericksburg was settled in 1846 by the Adelsverein, an organization of German noblemen first associated in 1842 for the purposes of acquisition of land in Texas and the support of emigration by German nationals to that land. An important and authentic account, even if fictionalized. GRAFF 4017. HOWES S1088. RADER 2997.
(Inventory #: WRCAM45339)
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