DescriptionWilliam M. Gouge. The Fiscal History of Texas, Embracing an Account of its Revenues, Debts, and Currency, From Commencement of the Revolution in 1834 to 1851-52 With Remarks on American Debts. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., 1852. First edition, Jenkins issue A. Slip pasted over "ex" on last line of page [iii]. Octavo. xx, -327 pages. 32 pages of publisher's advertisements inserted at the back. Appendices and index. Black, blind stamped cloth over boards featuring the publisher's name and title stamped in gilt. Single $40. City of Houston bond coupon signed by W. A. Daly as secretary laid-in..
"The standard account of the financial history of the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas, this book is much more interesting reading than the title suggests, mixing humor, anecdotes, and historical sidelights with statistics, finance, and fiscal theory." (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books).
Condition: Boards with moderate soiling; small loss to the spine ends; wear to the extremities of the boards especially at the corners; preliminary and terminal pages with damp staining; contents with light to moderate occasional foxing, else about very good.
Reference: Basic Texas Books 77; Raines, page 96.
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