Austin, TX: Steck Co, 1957. Mimeographed copy of the original typescript, an "advance copy," the author's own copy, with the ownership signature of J.E. Dovell at the head of the title page and front wrapper, his pencil deletions, additions, and corrections throughout. 4to. (6), 197, (1) pp. A comprehensive textbook aimed at a junior high school audience, covering all aspects of the state's history. Tipped to the verso of the front wrapper is a five-page prospectus for the book. Dovell (1911-1986) received his PhD from the University of North Carolina, writing a history of the Everglades for his dissertation; a prominent Florida historian over the next four decades, he published many books and pamphlets and contributed articles to scholarly journals. Very good. Original comb-bound printed stiff wrappers. (9190). (Inventory #: 62452)
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