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    Frederick Law Olmsted. A Journey Through Texas; or, a Saddle-Trip on the South-Western Frontier: With a Statistical Appendix. London: Sampson Low, Son & Company, 1859. First English edition. Octavo. [2], xxxiv, 516, [1]-12 publisher's catalog pages. Folding map, "Map of Part of the State of Texas" prepared by J. H. Colton & Company, New York. Later library cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on the spine.
    Condition: Foxing and toning to the edges of the pages; scattered light to moderate foxing, else very good condition.
    Reference: Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 157; Raines, page 159.

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    Jenkins states that this work is "The most civilized of all 19th Century books on Texas, this is also the most interesting and most dependable. Olmsted's account of his travels in Texas and the South has been almost universally applauded...". Raines commented "no better book yet written of travels in Texas; and by an intelligent student of our industrial system."

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