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    John J. Linn. Reminiscences of Fifty Years in Texas. New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1883. First edition. 12mo, 369 pages. Frontispiece engraving of Linn with facsimile signature. Tipped in Errata sheet on page 369. Maroon, blind stamped cloth over boards; gilt lettering and blind stamping on spine. Boards are heavily scuffed and bowed outward. Rear board edge is frayed in places. Bumped corners. Spine is faded and chipped at the head and foot. Front hinge is cracked exposing the stitching. The name "Clara B. Mitchel" is handwritten on the front free endpaper. Notations in pencil scattered throughout. Some slight toning and foxing; binding is tight.

    John Joseph Linn gives a first-hand account of Texas during the days of the revolution. Among other positions, Linn held the post of quartermaster of the Texas army and served in the second and third congresses of the new Republic of Texas. An important work, essential to any serious library of early Texas history.

    References: Howes L363. Graff 2503. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 127.

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