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1 de Cordova, R. J. w/intro by Kelley, Dayton Texas: Her Resources and Her Public Men
Waco, TX Texian Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Maps 
vii, 375 pp, 32 pp, brown boards w/gilt lettering, dj tan w/black design on front & spine w/red lettering on front & spine. This book is a copy of the original which was published in 1858. This book was originally published as a companion for J. De Cordova's new and correct map of the state of Texas. The author had purchased or otherwise accumulated scrip on a million acres of Texas. This book was a culmination of more than twenty years devoted to stimulating an interest in Texas and in promoting immigration into the state. The book contains brief histories of some of the counties such as Milam, Burnet, Coryell, McLennan, Fayette, and others. The last 32 pages contain "Lecture on Texas" delivered by De Cordova at Philadelphia, New York, Mount Holly, Brooklyn, and New York. Also page read by him before the New York Geographical Society in 1858. reprint of Howes #2726, Sabin 16775, Raines pg 65, Eberstadt #244 & 245. prev owner's stamp (three initials in circle) on the rfep. 
Price: 63.75 USD
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2 de Cordova, R. J. The Prince's Visit : a Humorous Description
New York, NY B. Frodsham 1861 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Stephens, Rosenberg, & Smillie, J.D. 
(2), 94 pp, 5 plates, green cloth boards blind stamped front & back, stamped gilt letters on front cover, plates have plain tissue gurads. A humorous description of the tour of his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales through the United States of America in 1860. Sabin 16778. Notes appended at back of the book to explain the quaint expressions used in America, but possibly unknown abroad. the spine & edges are sunned, some corner bumping, some foxing to the endpapers, prev owner wrote on FPD. 
Price: 233.75 USD
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