DescriptionFrancis Richard Lubbock. Six Decades in Texas or Memoirs of Francis Richard Lubbock,
Governor of Texas in War-time, 1861-63. A Personal Experience in Business, War, and Politics. Austin: Ben C. Jones & Co., 1900. First edition. 8vo. xvi; 685 pp. Illustrated with full page engravings and etchings. Edited by C. W. Raines.
Modern three quarter binding with decoration and titles stamped in gilt in six compartments between five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Former owner's name on the second front free endpaper. Another former owner's book plate on the verso of the front free endpaper. A beautiful copy externally and internally. Fine.
Francis Lubbock served as the governor of Texas during the Civil War years. When his term ended in 1863 he joined the Confederate army as a lieutenant colonel and was ultimately promoted aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis. In his memoirs Lubbock chronicles his early Texas Republic days to his final service as the treasurer of Texas.
References: Dobie, p. 52. Howes L542. Nevins, Civil War Books II, p. 196. Parrish, Civil War Texana 59. Raines, p. 141. Basic Texas Books 130. Rader 2259, Agatha p. 70f. Raines, p. 141 "Soon to be published." Broadfoot (5th) at 600.
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