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    Three Scarce Local Histories, including: Mrs. Mary A. Sutherland. The Story of Corpus Christi. [Houston]: Corpus Christi Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, 1916. First edition. 8vo. x, 146pp. Photo portrait of the author. Edited by Frank B. Harrison. Publisher's khaki cloth stamped in green and red. Two bookplates on front pastedown. Fine condition. Reference: Cracker Barrel Chronicles 3600. Scarce. [and:] Mrs. George [Carolyne L.] Langston. History of Eastland County Texas. Dallas: A. D. Aldridge & Co., 1904. First edition. 12mo. x, 220pp. Numerous photographs. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles, blind-stamped rules, and pictorial devices; edges speckled red. Bookplate. An absolutely beautiful copy in fine condition. References: Cracker Barrel Chronicles 1469. Decker 31-274 and 34-614. Herd 1307. Howes L82. Scarce. Mrs. W. R. [Fannie Bellows] Potter. History of Montague County. Austin: E. L. Steck, [n.d., but reviewed in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly in 1918). First edition. 12mo. viii, 191pp. "County Series Reader." Publisher's green cloth with black stamping. Areas of mottled discoloration to edges of both boards. Bookplate. Very good. Written as "a supplementary reader in the public schools of this county." Much on Indian atrocities, even though the author writes in her "Explanation" at the beginning of the book that "[t]he Sketches of the Indian depredations necessarily had to be condensed for school purposes." References: Cracker Barrel Chronicles 3372. Herd 1824. Howes M731. Scarce.

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