Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick. Mary A. Maverick, Riva Maverick Green, ed.

Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick

Very Good. Item #001094

San Antonio: Alamo Printing Company, 1921. First Edition, First State with typesetting errors (line 5 of p. 63 continuing at line 24 on p. 69, etc.).

Octavo; 136pp. Photos throughout. Stiff illustrated paper wraps. Missing errata slip. Covers shelfworn with a couple small waterspots near spine, toning and scattered foxing to surface, tugging at head of spine, and a crease at top back corner. A few pages creased but all legible. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.

Memoirs of the self-proclaimed first American-born woman to move to San Antonio (there was at least one prior). Mary's husband Samuel was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The two married in the first year of the new Republic and moved to San Antonio, where he bought land, raised cattle (the term "maverick" derives from his refusal to brand his herd), and eventually served both as mayor and later as a member of congress. Mary's diary serve as a window to frontier life in the early days of the Republic. Jenkins notes that "her vivid eye-witness account of the Council House Fight is our best source of information on the event."

[Basic Texas Books 140; Herd 1460; Howes M443].

Price: $75.00