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    M. Whilldin, compiler. A Description of Western Texas, Published by the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Company, The Sunset Route. Galveston: Printed at the "News" Steam Book & Job Office, 1876. Corrected issue, with pages 111-113 correct except for the paragraph at bottom of page 113 relating to the construction of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio road, which is not present (it was apparently removed to correct an omission at the top of page 112). 12mo. 120pp with 27 lithographed plates of various Texas towns. Original color lithographed wrappers, with a color map of the railway line on the inside front cover. Large folding map with broadside on verso normally found at the rear is not present. Upper corner of front board and front spine fold renewed. A few edges roughly opened. Some pages with minor creasing. Scattered minimal foxing. Housed in a custom black cloth clamshell case. A very good copy of a scarce early Texas travel work.

    "A valuable description of the lands, towns, agricultural prospects of West Texas, of high interest for the lithographic views" (Eberstadt).

    References: CBC 536. Eberstadt 162:909. Graff 4627. Herd 2502 ("Rare."). Howes W338. Winkler & Friend 3913.


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