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Auction 99, Lot 647

"Texas", Holley, Mary Austin

Subject: History - Texas

Period: 1836 (published)



4.3 x 7.1 inches
10.9 x 18 cm
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This is Mrs. Holley's second book on Texas, intended as a practical and informative guide for emigrants to the area. Despite the title, which is similar to the author's 1833 book published in Baltimore, this is a completely different work. Included herein is a general history of Texas to May 5, 1836, a printing of the Texas and Mexican constitutions, Stephen Austin's farewell address, and specific information regarding settlements, towns, business and banking matters, transportation and communication facilities, etc. Octavo, 410 pp. Original early tan cloth covered boards, paper label on spine.

References: Howes J 593.

Condition: B

A good reading copy. Missing map, front cover loose, label on spine partially missing, light scattered foxing throughout.

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 6/12/2002