On a Mexican Mustang, through Texas, from the Gulf to the Rio Grande. Alex Sweet, J. Armoy Knox.

On a Mexican Mustang, through Texas, from the Gulf to the Rio Grande

Hardcover, Chicago, Illinois: Rand, McNally & Company, 1891. Very Good. Completely reboound. This copy was issue C in Jenkins Basic Texas Books #201. Originally published by Rand, McNally in 1891 as a cloth covered hardback. It has been completely rebound in modern cloth. The front cover has a paper wrap pasted onto it that appears to come from issue E, also published by Rand, McNally, but in paper wraps in about 1901 (Jenkins is unsure of exact date). I couldn't tell you why the previous owner did this, but it makes for an interesting copy. Title page is mounted on a new paper because not all of the title page was salvageable although all the text is original (margins sacrificed). All other pages appear in their entirety. According to Jenkins, this title "did more than any other source towards the image of creating the 'typical' Texan." In spite of its fun humor, the book is "valuable today for the light it sheds on life in Texas after the Civil War, especially in San Antonio, Houston, Galveston, and Austin. " Also contains material on Hardin and Sutton-Taylor. Covers clean and show no signs of shelf wear. Corners sharp. Original page edges heavily soiled and tanned. Binding strong and tight. Text and illustrations clean. No previous owner marks. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 514 pages. [Item #80107]

Price: $50.00

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