Boston: M. Hawes, 1835. vi,-192pp. plus engraved plate and folding map (plate in facsimile, map in partial facsimile). Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt with leather label. The bottom right quarter of the map is in facsimile, affecting the inset map of Galveston Bay, but none of the map of the mainland. Minor foxing. Very good. Woodman wrote this guidebook, one of the first in English devoted to Texas, to serve the purposes of the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company and their promotion of lands in Texas. Part of the text of Woodman's book is a pure promotion for the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company. It also contains a discussion of the various land grants in Texas, speeches and official reports on Texas, accounts of travellers' visits there, and testimonial letters from settlers. The engraved plate is captioned "The Buffalo Hunt" and is after a painting by A. Fisher. A rare and important Texas guide, with a most important map of Texas, seldom met with. STREETER TEXAS 1177. HOWES W647. GRAFF 4737. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 12. CLARK III:117. PHILLIPS, SPORTING BOOKS, p.413.
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