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    The Texas Almanac for 1871 and Emigrant's Guide to Texas. Galveston: Richardson & Co. 1871. First edition. 8vo. 290 pp. including about 30 pp. of advertisements. Galveston: Richardson & Co. 1871. First edition. 8vo. 290pp. including about 30 pages of advertisements. Map of Railroad Routes of Texas. Original blue printed wrappers; rear wrapper is missing. Bound in contemporary brown buckram with gilt lettering on spine. Minor damage to upper wrap corners has been professionally repaired; lower wrap not present. Some penciled notations. Age toned throughout. Generally fine.

    Another excellent collection of articles and information about the state of Texas, its industry, and opportunities. This issue contains Information for Immigrants, How to Select a Home in Texas, What Immigrants Should Bring with Them, How to Come to Texas, Stock-raising in Western Texas (which mentions the King and Kennedy ranches), Classification of Hides, Distribution of Cattle, Sheep Husbandry, and much more. Also included is a great deal of information about stage lines and the rapidly developing railroad transportation system, which features an excellent railroad map, as well as detailed information about the numerous counties in the state. Penned notation on front cover "Yale College Library."

    Reference:
    Basic Texas Books 172P. Howes T138. Raines, p. 174. Winkler 2593.


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