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1 Smithwick, Noah and compiled by daughter Donaldson, Nanna Smithwick The Evolution of a State or Recollections of old Texas Days
Austin, TX The Steck Company 1935 Facsimile Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket Photos & Illustrations 
354 pp, brown boards w/black deco & lettering, four portraits & one plate. Original narratives of Texas history and adventure and about everyday people. The book provides depiction of social life in Texas when it was as a colony & a republic. Author served w/the Texas Rangers & lived for awhile w/the Comanches, learning their language & representing them in making a treaty w/the Texans in 1838. He provides anecdotes on men he knew such as James Bowie, Sam Houston, Stephen Austin, David G. Burnet, Gail Bordern, Padre Michael Muldoon, R.M. Williamson, and others. After some lawless years, served through the War for Texas Independence & later as a Ranger. He was the blacksmith who forged the knife bearing Colonel Bowie's name. The author dictated it to his daughter when he was in his nineties. This is a facsimile of the originial Gammel Book Company. Greene 50 best books on Texas 15, Jenkins BTB 189, Howes S726, Graff 3872, Sabin 85009, Dobie guide to Southwest pg 45. 
Price: 84.58 USD
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