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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...With a Brief Introduction by the Rev. A. B. Lawrence of New Orleans. New York: Nafis & Cornish, 1844. Third issue of the 1840 first edition, without the dedication leaf to Texas Vice President David Burnet. 12mo. xxii; [23]-275 pages. Frontispiece showing "City of Austin the new capital of Texas 1844."
    Condition: Handsomely rebound in blue leather with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. New endpapers. Occasional light-to-moderate foxing scattered internally. Title page with an old repair consisting of a 2-inch repair which affects some text. Otherwise a sound copy in very good condition.
    References: Basic Texas Books 120B. Howes L154. Streeter 1361.


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    First published in 1840, the work provides 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.



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