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    Richard S. Hunt and Jesse F. Randel. (1839) Guide to the Republic of Texas: Consisting of a Brief Outline of the History of its Settlement; A General View of the Surface of the Country; Its Climate, Soil, Productions; Rivers, Counties, Towns, and Internal Improvements; The Colonization and Land Laws; List of Courts and Judicial Officers; Tariff and Ports of Entry &c. Accompanied by a New and Correct Map. By Richard S. Hunt and Jesse F. Randel, Houston, Texas. [New York: J. H. Colton, 1839.] 3.75" x 6". 64pp. Lacks the original map, but contains a small facsimile map. An inscription on the front free endpaper states that the original book was bought in 1844. Toned and foxed throughout.

    The text of the Guide to the Republic of Texas has been rebound without the map in boards from the Guide to Texas . . . Published by J. H. Colton. 1859. The boards are tan with stains and soiling.

    According to Streeter, "The contents of this Guide, the first general guide to Texas, are pretty well stated in its title. It must have been a useful book for intending settlers, and its contemporary account of existing conditions makes it a valuable book now."

    References: Graff 2017. Howes H809. Raines, p. 122. Sabin 33887. Streeter 1348.

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