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    [George Long, (editor)]: The Geography of America and the West Indies. (London: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1841). First edition. Octavo (8.25" x 5"). 648 pages. Three engraved maps with original outline color: (1) America (12.75" x 15.5"); (2) The Antilles or West-India Islands (12.25" x 15.5"); (3) North America Canada and the United States (14" x 12.25", with inset at lower right of canal profiles for Erie, Pennsylvania, and three others). Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Edges stained red. Marbled endpapers. Binding with moderate general wear and rubbing, joints slightly tender, maps with professional repairs. A very good, attractive copy in a contemporary and appropriate binding. The first map shows Texas outlined in green and with the Panhandle extending to the 42nd parallel. Palau 139759n. Raines, page 139. Sabin 41874. One chapter is on the Republic of Texas, with physical description, agricultural and stock raising prospects ("cattle are increasing rapidly in number, owing to the extensive prairies, which make excellent pasture-ground"), wildlife ("numerous herds of buffaloes"), Native tribes etc. California is discussed in the section on Mexico.

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