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    William Carey Crane. Life and Select Literary Remains of Sam Houston of Texas. Two Vols. In One. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1884. First edition. 8vo, 672 pages. Engraved portrait of Sam Houston with facsimile signature. Illustrated with maps and facsimiles of documents. Brown leather over boards. Gilt stamped lettering to spine over black; five raised bands. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Both front and rear hinges are cracked, but pages remain tight. Moderate wear to boards; head and foot of spine covering torn off. Bumped corners. Some discoloration to the title page. Pages from front free endpaper to page 2 detached. Mild toning.
    References: Howes C864. Raines, p. 56.


    More Information: "The first volume, or the Life proper, is on the basis of Lester's Life of Houston..., but more moderate in expression and more just to the Texans, with the addition of new matter. The closing chapters on Houston's domestic and religious life are quite interesting. Houston himself appears in the second volume in: State papers, Indian Talks, Letters and Documents, Published Speeches, and Last State Papers as Governor of Texas" (Raines). Also included is an appendix which contains a roster of soldiers who fought at the battle of San Jacinto.

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