DescriptionWilliam B. Dewees. Letters from an Early Settler of Texas. Compiled by Cara Cardelle. Louisville: Morton & Griswold, 1852. First edition. 16mo, vi, 312 pages. Rebound in bluish cloth over boards with white paper spine label. Bookplate of R. Wilson DeSilver "Bookseller, Stationer, and Book Binder" on the inside rear board. Dampstaining on the inner front board. Some fading to the spine. Mild foxing to the title page and first page of the table of contents; very slight toning of the pages. Small stain at the page's edge on 266 through 271. Else very good.
Howes notes that only 250 copies of the first edition were printed in 1852 making this an exceptional find. Eberstadt calls it "a valuable first-hand source book for the early days of Texas and the Southwest."
Reference: Howes D 299. Rader 1131. Raines, p. 57. Sabin 19842.
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