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    J[acob] De Cordova. Lecture on Texas delivered by Mr. J. De Cordova, at Philadelphia, New York, Mount Holly, Brooklyn and Newark. Also, a paper read by him before the New York Geographical Society. April 15, 1858. Philadelphia: Ernest Crozet, 1858. First edition. 12mo. 32 pp. Rebound with marbled paper wraps, in a matching half morocco solander case. Gilt lettering to spine. Title page cracked and separating along the gutter.

    "An important work by the famous Texas mapmaker, with much on the natural resources, cattle, Indian tribes, emigration, etc. De Cordova published his lecture to prove to his enemies that he had not been preaching abolitionism on his trip north" (Eberstadt).

    References:
    Eberstadt 138:653. Howes D199. Sabin 19190.


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