Cincinnati: J.A. James & Co., 1836. 336pp. plus leaf of advertising and folding map (outlined in color). 12mo. Modern blue cloth, printed paper label. Text edges dampstained and corners worn. Map in facsimile. About good. "The map shows towns, rivers, colonies, grants, Indian villages, mountains, roads, silver mines in Mexico and on the San Saba River, iron ore, copper mine, note on Col. B.R. Milam's death, comments on wild life and topography, salt works on Galveston Bay, site of General Toledo's defeat in 1813....There is also a printed note by D.B. Edwards on the Rio del Norte, its navigability and its possibilities as a southwestern boundary for Texas" - Day. "As a preceptor of Gonzales Seminary and resident of Texas, Edward was well equipped to record his observations accurately" - Graff. "This contemporary history by Edward, notwithstanding some idiosyncrasies of the author, is one of the essential Texas books. It gives a good account of the physical features and towns and products of the Texas of 1835...page 177 to the end are devoted to the political events from 1832 to about October, 1835..." - Streeter. "Conditions just prior to the Revolution described by an actual observer" - Howes. An early and important work on Texas, with the "Map of Texas" in facsimile. DAY, MAPS OF TEXAS 388. HOWES E48, "aa." GRAFF 1208. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 53. RADER 1279. RAINES, p.74. SABIN 21886. STREETER TEXAS 1198. STREETER SALE 344. CLARK III:35. (Inventory #: WRCAM43027A)
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