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    David Woodman, Jr.: Guide to Texas Emigrants. (Boston: Printed by M. Hawes, for the Publishers, 1835). First edition. Ink signature of William H. Sumner, his copy. Sumner was an officer of Galveston Bay and Texas Land Co. Twelvemo (7" x 4.25"). vi, [13] 14-192 pages. Illustrated with one engraved plate and a folding copper-engraved map on onionskin paper and with original hand-coloring, titled: Map of the Colonization Grants to Zavala, Vehlein & Burnet in Texas, Belonging to The Galveston Bay & Texas Land Co.. (9" x 12") and including an inset of Plan of the Port of Galveston, Made by Order of the Mexican Government. By Alexander Thompson of the Mexican Navy in 1828; Grants on the map colored in green, pink and yellow. Original or contemporary textured cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine. Binding slightly dulled and with very light soiling, light to moderate foxing to the sheets, endpapers and edges. Map a bit browned but in excellent condition. A very good handsome copy. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell case, the spine ruled and lettered in gilt, and with raised bands. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: "The pamphlet published by the trustees of the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, in January 1831, is the text of this book up to page 76. Its object, ...was to circulate the knowledge of the colonization laws of Coahuila and Texts, with special reference to the land grants of Burnet, Vehlin, and Zavala. The accompanying map shows only these three grants, which constitute the lands of the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, all lying in Eastern Texas." -Raines, Bibliography of Texas. This small book was almost assuredly sponsored by the Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company, which at the time was actively promoting its Texas holdings in both America and Europe. Sabin 105111. Howes W647. Clements Fifty Texas Rarities 12. Streeter 2:1177. Raines page 222. Rader 3731. Graff 4737.

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