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    L'Abbé E. Domenech. Journal d'Un Missionnaire au Texas et au Mexique, 1846-1852. Paris: Librairie de Gaume Frères, 1857. First edition. Octavo. xii, 477pp. Folding map. Engraved portrait facing half-title page. Erratum. Black leather backstrip over black paper boards. Binding worn, with some surface loss, and some repair. Gilt titles on spine dulled. Heavy foxing throughout; occasional instances of dampstaining. Map has a couple of tape repairs to front and to verso. A fairly sturdy copy in good condition. Text in French. "Worked in southern Texas and along the Lower Rio Grande, which he describes with a wealth of incident and personal detail" (Raines). "A genuine narrative...with a wealth of incident and personal detail" (Wagner-Camp).
    References: Graff 1119. Howes D408. Raines, p. 69-70. Sabin 20549.


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