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    [Rev. A. B. Lawrence]. A History of Texas, or the Emigrant's Guide to the New Republic by a Resident Emigrant, Late From the United States. New York: Nafis & Cornish, 1844. Third issue of the 1840 first edition. 12mo. xxii; 23-275pp. Frontispiece showing "City of Austin the new capitol of Texas 1844". Signed and dated 1865 by early Texas clergyman Alexander Gregg on the recto of the frontis.

    Modern quarter leather binding with six compartments between five raised bands and titles stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Faint number ink stamp at the bottom of page vii. Contents toned with occasional light foxing, otherwise a tight copy in very good condition.

    A fascinating look at the early Republic with descriptions of geography, local customs, Indians, religion, agriculture, and one of the earliest and most extensive descriptions of the "city" of Austin.

    Reference:
    Howes L154. Streeter 1361. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 120B.


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