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    The Encyclopedia of the New West. Containing Fully Authenticated Information of the Agricultural, Mercantile, Commercial, Manufacturing, Mining and Grazing Industries, and Representing the Character, Development, Resources and Present Condition of Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Indian Territory. Also, Biographical Sketches of Their Representative Men and Women. Illustrated with Fine Steel Portraits. Marshall, Texas: The United States Biographical Publishing Company, 1881. Large 4to. Paginated by section, as follows: Texas, 611pp.; Arkansas, 269; Colorado, 77; New Mexico, 38; Indian Territory, 13. Ninety portraits with tissue guards. Stephen F. Austin frontispiece. Index. A massive volume, bound in full brown leather. Gilt stamped spine. Ornately decorated and beveled blindstamped front and back covers. All edges gilt. White moiré endpapers. Covers rubbed, especially to extremities where leather has been almost completely worn away. Endliners reinforced with binder's tape. Portraits and adjacent pages are heavily foxed. Extensive dampstaining, extending several inches from bottom outer corner, affecting most pages and bottom edges of pastedowns, free endpapers and preliminary pages. Book is sturdy and binding is surprisingly sound. Good condition.

    An impressive and thorough endeavor. "A valuable book of biographical reference." [Raines]

    References:
    Raines, page 31. Howes B854.


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