Description[Mexican Claims]. Texas Frontier Troubles. Containing: Report: The special committee who were appointed under a resolution of the House of Representatives, passed January 6, 1876... Washington: HRR343, 1876. First edition. xxi, 180 pages. Appendix. Fold out, lithograph map attached: "Map of the Lower Rio Grande, Accompanying Report of the Special Committee on Texas Frontier Trouble," 17" x 12", presenting the Texas/Mexico border with towns, forts, roads, rail lines, and battlefields. Lithographed notes are handwritten describing geographical features. Small tears along two vertical folds not affecting the map. "An important government document dealing with cattle theft along the Mexican border. The testimony contains much on rustling problems and on cattle in South Texas generally. The Mexican government had issued a similar report a year earlier, the Informe de la Comisión Pesquisidora, 1875." (Reese) "Rare." (Adams) "Neither Adams nor Howes calls for the important map which is here present."(Eberstadt) [and:] Report and Accompanying Documents of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Relations of the United States with Mexico. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1878. xlii, 461 pages. A second fold out map, 22" x 25", "Map of Rio Grande. Approximate boundary line between the country of the Mexican cattle raiders and the Indian raiders from Mexico," attached to Appendix B also displaying the Texas/Mexico border, but lacking the detail of the first. Shows the counties of south Texas, the states of Northeast Mexico, towns, forts, and rivers. Repaired on the verso along several large tears. [and:] Texas Frontier Troubles. Testimony Taken Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs. 173 pages. Indexed with errata.
8vo half bound in gilt stamped leather and marbled boards into a single volume. Front and rear hinges have been reinforced. Original spine covering attached. Bumped corners and extremities; boards moderately worn. Light to moderate toning. Corner damage to page 179. This is the Dobie, Horgan copy. Paul Horgan's bookplate on front pastedown, ink stamped "cancelled."
Reference: Adams, Guns 2262. Adams, Herd 2273. Eberstadt, Texas 162:124. Howes T143. Reese, Six Score 108.
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