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    J. M. Morphis. History of Texas, From the Discovery and Settlement With Description of Its Principal Cities and Counties, and the Agricultural, Mineral, and Material Resources of the State. New York: United States Publishing Company, 1874. First edition. Octavo. viii; 591, [8] advertisements pages. Engraving of the Alamo as frontispiece. Features a colored, foldout map, New Map of the State of Texas As It Is In 1874, by G. W. and C. B. Colton 26.25" x 19.75", vine border with five insets - "Plan of the Northern Part of Panhandle of Texas," "Plan of Matagorda Bay," "Texas as it was in 1835," "Plan of Galveston Bay," and "Plan of Sabine Lake.". Publisher's brown cloth with Texas seal and titles in gilt.

    Citing the second edition, Raines says: "...many valuable official documents and reports. Shows counties, towns, roads, rivers, creeks, lakes, mountains, Young Territory, railroads, forts, camps, academies in Indian Territory, few wells and water holes, parts of Indian Territory, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, and New Mexico."

    Condition: Skillful repairs to the spine ends; corners bumped with some darkening to boards; maps with a few closed tears; hinges repaired; pencil notes on the endpapers, otherwise a sound, very good copy.

    Reference: Raines, p. 153. Day, p. 91. Howes M817.


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