DescriptionDr. Ferdinand Roemer. Texas. Mit besonderer Rucksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung und die physichen Verhaeltnisse des Landes nach eigener Beobachtung geschildert. Bonn: [Carl Georgi for] Adolph Marcus, 1849. First edition. xiv, , -464pp. Facsimile folding map accompanies the book. Black leather over cloth boards with gilt spine titles and four raised bands. Moderate wear and rubbing to the binding. Spine recased. Small stamp to verso of title page. Some foxing throughout. All in all, a very good copy of a scarce edition.
"This is one of the first scientific investigations of Texas made by someone qualified to do so...J. Frank Dobie states that 'Roemer saw more and told about it in a livelier and more diverting way than any brace of other travelers between Cabeza de Vaca and Frederick Law Olmsted'" (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books). "[T]he father of Texas geology" (Howes).
References: Basic Texas Books 179. Dobie, p. 52. Graff 3549. Howes R407. Raines, p. 177. Sabin 72593.
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