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    William H. Emory. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, [1987]. Facsimile of the original 1857 edition limited to 750 copies. Three 4to volumes Vol. I xxx; xvi; 258 pages. Vol. II, Part I, viii, 174 pages. Vol. II, Part II, 21 [plates of shells]; 270, 61 [plates of plants], 78, [75 plates of cacti]; 62, 27 [plates of mammals], 32, XXV [color plates of birds], 35, 41 [plates of reptiles], 85, ii, [41 plates of fish]. Fold out maps. Original tan cloth with dark blue spines. Titles stamped in gilt on the spines. Housed in a matching slipcase. Fine

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    Major William H. Emory's 1854 expedition and his subsequent report are some of the first recorded observations of West Texas and the Big Bend of the Rio Grande. The book itself was something of a publishing milestone as it contained more than 350 finely detailed lithographs and engravings, including thirty-seven that were hand-colored or produced by the then-new method of chromolithography.



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