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    James M. Morphis. History of Texas, from Its Discovery and Settlement with a Description of Its Principal Cities and Counties, and the Agricultural, Mineral, and Material Resources of the State. New York: United States Publishing Company, 1874. First edition. 8vo, viii, 591 pages. Engraving of the Alamo as frontispiece. Features a colored, fold out map by G. W. and C. B. Colton: New Map of the State of Texas As It Is In 1875,(25" x 19.5", vine border with insets of "Plan of the Northern Part of Panhandle of Texas," "Plan of Matagorda Bay," "Texas as it was in 1835," "Plan of Galveston Bay," and "Plan of Sabine Lake."

    Weakened folds with large tear at top right, archivally repaired on the verso that has caused staining on the recto. Illustrated with portraits, plates, and a map of the battleground of San Jacinto. Includes eight pages of ads in the rear. Bound in modern black leather. Title blind stamped on front board and geometric pattern on rear. Lettering gilt stamped to spine with four raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Archival repairs to title page, dedication page, pages 217-218, 251-252, 258, 289, 540, and 591-592. Paper loss to pages 141-144 near the bottom corner with no loss of text. Fore edge of pages dampstained near the bottom.

    Citing the second edition, Raines says: "...many valuable official documents and reports." "Shows counties, towns, roads, rivers, creeks, lakes, mountains, Young Territory, railroads, forts, camps, academies in Indian Territory, few wells and water holes, parts of Indian Territory, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, and New Mexico." (Day on the 1875 edition of the map)

    Reference: Raines, p. 153. Day, p. 91. Howes M817.


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