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A Paper On The Resources And Capabilities Of Texas, Read By Col. William W. Lang, Before The Farmer's Club Of The American Institute, Cooper Union, New York, March 8th, 1881 by  Col. William W Lang

A Paper On The Resources And Capabilities Of Texas, Read By Col. William W. Lang, Before The Farmer's Club Of The American Institute, Cooper Union, New York, March 8th, 1881

by Col. William W Lang

8vo. Original decorated wrappers, 61 [1] pp., double column, index. 65.8cm x 60.2 cm finely colored, Map of the Southwest. The map depicts Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Indian Territory, showing counties, cities, rivers, railroads, etc. plus insets of statistics. Statistics of Texas include crops, education, school and charity endowments, lands for sale, etc. Similar type statistics appear for both Arkansas and Louisiana. Six Guns 1278 says "Rare." "Part of this paper deals with lawlessness in Texas. Some issues do not include the map." Herd 1305 says "Rare." The company was organized by the railroads to promote immigration to Texas. Printed in double columns and loaded with information and statistics. The rear wrapper denotes that B. G. Duval, Secretary of the company resides in Austin, Texas, and WM. W. Lang, the President, resides in London, England. Covers lightly soiled, internally clean and tight, else a near fine copy housed in a cloth, four-point, clamshell case with a leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. The superb map is in fine condition and will be packed and shipped separately.

Inventory Number: 42425

$4,000.00