ANDREW JACKSON POTTER, THE NOTED PARSON OF THE TEXAN FRONTIER. SIX YEARS OF INDIAN WARFARE IN NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA. MANY WONDERFUL EVENTS…ON THE FRONTIER BORDER OF WESTERN TEXAS, DURING A LONG TERM OF EVANGELICAL TOILS AND PERSONAL COMBATS WITH SAVANGE INDIANS AND DARING DESPERADOS, INCLUDING MANY HAIR-BREATH ESCAPES….
Nashville: Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1888. 471pp. Engraved frontis. portrait. Original embossed decorative cloth, title in gilt on the spine. Reprint edition of the 1881 first. Very good copy. Internally, it is very good+ with the book plate of the great-great granddaughter of James Harper Starr and the ink ownership stamp of her daughter who inherited her mother’s library. Raines, Bibliography of Texas p. 97: “Potter was an Indian fighter, race rider, common soldier in the U. S. Army, chaplain in the C. S. army, and circuit rider on the Texas frontier at a time when it required courage and judgement.” Potter came to San Antonio as early as 1852, drove a herd to Kansas in 1861, organized frontier churches and helped lay out the Potter and Blocker Trail. A very nice copy with a unique association.