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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. Illustrated with portraits, plates, and a map of the battleground of San Jacinto. Includes eight pages of ads in the rear. Lacking the Colton map. Publisher's blind stamped cloth bindings with gilt-stamped Seal of Texas on the front board and gilt lettering on the spine. Bumped corners; light wear on boards and spine, the head and foot of which is chipping slightly. Dampstaining on the front hinge and the bottom page edge. Scattered foxing is light to moderate in places; some damage to the fore edge of pages.

    A previous owner has written, on the front free endpaper, "Joseph M. Dickson/Dallas, Texas/May 1906." Another has rubber stamped "Morrill" not only on the title page, but on the front board, over the Texas seal.

    Citing the second edition, Raines says: "...many valuable official documents and reports."

    Reference: Raines, p. 153. Howes M817.


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