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    Francis 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. Edited by C.W. Raines. Austin: Ben C. Jones & Co. 1900. First edition, deluxe edition. 8vo. 685 pages with 33 portraits and illustrations. Original olive green cloth with gilt/black decoration on front board; gilt lettering on spine. Ninth governor of Texas and aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis, Francis Lubbock spent his entire life in service to Texas and the Confederacy. Significant stains to front cover. Heavy bumping and wear to corners, edges and spine ends. Significant discoloration to page edges; textblock is otherwise fine. Generally very good.


    From the book: " ...not a history of Texas, but a personal memoir interspersed with such public events as came into my mind, and it extends over the entire life of the Republic and the Confederacy, coming down in a more desultory way to the present time..." As noted in Basic Texas Books: "His memoirs...are entertaining and forthright, full of humor and entirely lacking in vanity.... Lubbock gives us one of the best accounts of business life in early 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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