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    Frederick Law Olmstead. A Journey Through Texas; or, A Saddle-Trip on the Southwestern Frontier: with a Statistical Appendix. New York: Dix, Edwards, and Co., 1857. First edition. Small 8vo. xxxiv, 516pp. Illustrated frontispiece. Folding map. Index. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt spine titles. Blindstamped decorations to front and back boards and ruling in blind to spine. Covers rubbed with some minor dampstaining and bubbling to front. Spine has minute tears and fraying. Shelfwear to edges and corners. A few minor pencil notations with occasional foxing, thumbsoiling, or staining to edges. Mild toning to page edges and frontispiece. Otherwise, a very good copy of a popular and important Texas title. "The most civilized of all 19th century books on Texas, this is the most interesting and most dependable" (Jenkins)
    Reference: Dobie p. 48. Graff 3097. Howes O79. Greene Fifty p. 45. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 157. Raines p. 159.


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