HISTORY OF TEXAS TOGETHER WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF MILAM, WILLIAMSON, BASTROP, TRAVIS, LEE AND BURLESON COUNTIES. CONTAINING A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE STATE, WITH PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF PROMINENT CITIZENS OF THE ABOVE NAMED COUNTIES…..
Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1893. vii,826pp. Portraits of prominent citizens with facsimile signatures beneath. Beautifully rebound in full chocolate brown leather with the title in gilt on the spine and “The Lone Star State,” also in gilt, on the front cover. First edition. Externally, there are a couple of small rubbed areas, overall near fine. Internally, the pages are clean and near fine. The first section is a 245 page overview of Texas history with information on the discovery and settlement by the Spanish, Catholic missions, Anglo settlement, Moses and Stephen F. Austin, Empresario system, Revolutionary period, Republic period, annexation and other incidents through Reconstruction. Includes material on Texas’ mineral resources, agricultural industry, railroads, climate and public lands. This is followed by a 581 page biographical section containing over 500 sketches of early settlers and prominent citizens. Includes in an alphabetical index to the individuals listed.