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Paris: Gide, 1839. Suivi de Notes et Documents et d'un Apercu General sur L'Etate Actuel du Texas, par M.E. Maissin. 17 India-proof plates, text illus. vii, 591pp. 4to, orig. cloth-backed boards; (lacks plate no. 16, slight foxing affecting some plates, spine worn). Paris: Gide, 1839. First Edition. "Admiral Baudin's French fleet, returning from the reduction of Vera Cruz, touched at Velasco, and thence sailed to Galveston." Baudin and his aide-de-camp Maissin travelled to Houston where they visited President Lamar. "Admiral...
4 maps and plans, two on one sheet laid in as issued; illus. 144pp. 4to, cloth; (partially unopened). Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1936. vg One of 750 copies of this first edition in English. Written by a German nobleman to provide information to his fellow countrymen who were planning to emigrate. Raines p. 42.
Bowie: T. H. Carpenter. by noted Texas photographer, Thomas H. Carpenter, whose imprint appears on the mount. The image depicts a shoulder-up studio image of a young man set into a photographic floral-wreath background. Bowie, Texas, n.d., circa 1892. Very good Thomas H. Carpenter's first gallery was opened in New Orleans in 1865. By 1876, he operated out of Sherman, Texas and advertised that he sold affordable custom portraits. In 1892, the Texas Gazette newspaper listed Carpenter as a photographer in Bowie, Texas.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891. A Manual of the Phanerogams and Pteridophytes of Western Texas. 3 plates. 588pp. + 201 leaves. 8vo, rebacked in burgundy cloth; hinges reinforced. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891-94. First Edition. Very good. A pioneer study, of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Botany, being Volume 2 of Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium. In this copy there has been bound in at the end about 200 ruled leaves, apparently for the purposes of annotation...
folding map, illus. 368pp. 8vo, cloth; (uncut). Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1965. First Edition. vg "It is the first, and a long-needed book on the famous John Slaughter and shows much research. ... The book deals with many incidents in the life of Tombstone and tells about many of the outlaws and gunmen...and recounts the OK Corral fight." Adams, Six-Guns, 682.