Publication: St Louis: A H Granger, 1878,
First edition. 8vo. Original maroon decorated cloth, gilt on front cover and spine, frontispiece [portrait], 282 pp. . advertising the St. Louis Texan, a weekly newspaper, illustrated, 21 plates, large folding map of Texas, tables, index. HERD 1927 says "rare," but describes a copy bound in stiff pictorial wrappers. A large portion of the text is devoted to counties and cities, the livestock industry, railroads and stage lines, military posts, a biographical sketch of Thomas Wentworth Peirce, President of the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway, etc. Covers lightly soiled spine lightly faded, the elusive map of Texas is present, else a very good copy that is bright and fresh overall. An informative and useful book that provides detailed information on Texas during its formative early years.
Inventory Number: 49629