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    The Texas Almanac for 1872, and Emigrant's Guide to Texas. Galveston: Richardson & Co., [1871]. 8vo, 240 pages. Printed wrappers. Filled with period ads and stories including: J. H. Sheppard's "Survivors of the Texas Revolution"; "Battle of Velasco in 1832-Full Particulars By a Participant"; "Lamar at San Jacinto"; "Encouragement to Immigrant"; Roessler's "Mineral Resources of Texas"; "Frontier Legends" by J. Eliot; "A Practical Plan by Which any Man in Texas May Make His Land Valuable, and at the Same Time Give the Poor Immigrants Comfortable and Independent Homes"; "Sheep Husbandry" by Henry C. King; J. M. Wilson's "The Water Power of Western Texas"; "The Last of the Alabamas"; "Old Texians"; "The Carancaway Indians" by J. H. Kuykendall"; "Texas, the Poor Man's Country"; "Aboriginal Antiquities of Texas" by J. H. Kuykendall; and "The Germans in Texas." Overall toning. Spine label is almost entirely gone exposing he textblock. Damage to front cover; rear cover missing.

    Richardson's Almanacs contain a wealth of information regarding the state of Texas (both historically and in the present-day [at the time of the printing] and the condition of its inhabitants. Between 1857 and 1861, these almanacs bore the imprint of Richardson and Company (publishers of the Galveston News); the 1862-65 editions were published by David Richardson. Post-Civil War publication was undertaken in 1867 by Richardson and Company. The 1873 edition is unique in that it bears the imprint of Richardson, Belo and Company, the only early edition to carry the name of Col. Alfred H. Belo. The Panic of 1873 adversely affected the Richardson firm, and this was the last of the Richardson almanacs.

    Reference: Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 172Q. Raines, p. 174. Howes T138. Winkler 2859.

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