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    Col. Edward Stiff. The Texan Emigrant: Being a Narration of the Author in Texas, and a Description of the Soil, Climate, Productions, Minerals, Towns, Bays, Harbors, Rivers, Institutions, and Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants of that Country; Together With the Principal Incidents of Fifteen Years Revolution in Mexico: and Embracing a Condensed Statement of Interesting Events in Texas, From the First European Settlement in 1692, Down to the Year 1840. Cincinnati: George Conclin, 1840. First edition. 12mo. 367pp., [1] publisher's catalog. One fold-out, hand-colored map of Texas, 11.5" x 10.5" bound in front.

    Modern three quarter black leather binding and light blue cloth with titles and decoration stamped in gilt in six compartments between five raised spine bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled boards. Former owner's small book plate on the verso of the front free endpaper. Minimal shelf wear to boards with some light soiling to cloth boards. Text block trimmed. Contents toned, otherwise quite sound. Map has one small tear in a fold. A handsome copy in near fine condition.

    Raines: "One of the best books on Texas issued during the Republic. Very scarce."

    Reference:
    Howes S998. Streeter 1367. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 199.




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