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    [Samuel Bangs] Very Scarce Early Printed Indenture. One page oblong folio (15.25" x 12.75"), Galveston, entered April 24, 1843. Commencing: "Republic of Texas, County of Galveston. This indenture, made and entered into this fifteenth day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred forty three..." assigning Ann Darragh lots twelve and thirteen in block 139. Printed perpendicularly along left margin: "Printed by S. BANGS".

    Samuel Bangs was the first printer in Texas and three Mexican states, and the first printer west of the Louisiana Purchase. This very rare imprint was created by Bangs using at least 28 different fonts in the text. With light marginal chipping at edges and short tears mainly occurring at folds. Docketing notes on verso.

    Jenkins, Printer in Three Republics 442: "This unique imprint serves as a sort of Rosetta Stone for identifying Bangs's imprints during this period. There are no fewer than 28 different type fonts utilized in the text, indicating the fine variety of types in the Bangs shop. The document conveys lots in Galveston sold at auction by the Galveston City Company."

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