Brand, Anna Thunder Before Seven
New York Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1941 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj
[heavily bumped at top front hinge, otherwise a good solid copy, internally clean except for discoloration (browning) to endpapers and pastedowns; jacket moderately edgeworn, dime-sized piece missing at top left-hand corner of front panel, small chip at top rear hinge]. Historical novel of Texas during the period of Mexican rule. The book's hero, Blazeley Tyler, "was a man peculiar to this era, and of the stuff of which heroes are made. But there were women in Blazeley's life [who] were capable of reducing Blazeley Tyler's heroic stature. And so, ironically, after doing his part in fomenting the Texas Revolution, Blazeley was not to be found among the immortals at the Alamo. Instead he was one of that terrified mass of humanity struggling along the boggy Texas trails before the oncoming, vengeful Mexicans."