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    One of the earliest books printed and bound in Texas. One of only three known!

    Texas (Republic). War Department. Government of the Army of the Republic of Texas, Printed in Accordance with a Joint Resolution of Congress, Approved January 23rd, 1839... (Houston: Intelligencer Office, Printed by S. Whiting, [1839]). 187 pp. 12mo. Two engraved plates. [With]: Uniform of the Army of the Republic of Texas, Prescribed and Published by Order of the President, np, nd. 16 pp. First edition. Section from an 1864 government document concerning the Confederate States of America has been affixed to front endpaper. Original brown muslin covers; somewhat worn with occasional stains. Some interior pages show minor to moderate age toning and water stains. Contemporary tan cloth slipcase; leather label on spine with gilt lettering. This rare and desirable volume has triple appeal, as it is a fine piece of Texas military history, a wonderful exemplar of Texas printing, and a unique instance of early Texas bookmaking and bindery.

    Reference: Raines, p. 127. Sabin 95057. Streeter 372: 9 copies-this count is for both issues; 3 copies of this issue. This muslin-bound volume represents one of the earliest examples of Texas bindery, and is one of only three known issues, all of which are located in Texas. Streeter also notes that: "These regulations were printed in compliance with a joint resolution of Congress, approved by President Lamar on January 23, 1839, that 1,000 copies be printed. Except for the section at the end, 'Uniform of the Army,' they follow closely the General Regulations for the Army of the United States, City of Washington, 1835."


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