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    [M. Fiske (attributed)]. A Visit to Texas, Being the Journal of a Traveller Through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers. New York: Goodrich and Wiley, 1834. First edition. 12mo, iv, [9]-264 [4, Meteorological Journal] pages. Illustrated with four copper-engraved plates by J.T. Hammond. Folding map: "Map of the State of Coahuila and Texas," W. Hooker, sculp; original map present, but silked. Spine rebacked with original spine laid on and original cloth boards; lettering gilt stamped on spine. The first page of Chapter I is repaired on the top corner; pages eleven through eighteen have become unattached from the binding. Lightly toned and heavily foxed throughout. Bumped corners. Notations in pencil on the front pastedown.

    "This anonymous work is one of the most important accounts of Texas during a critical period in its history" (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books).

    References: Basic Texas Books 209. Howes T145. Sabin 95133. Streeter 1155.


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