Lot 381 of 455:
Recollections of Old Texas Days by Smithwick  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$216
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Evolution of a State Or Recollections of Old Texas Days
Author:
Smithwick, Noah
Place:
Austin
Publisher:
Gammel Book Company
Date:
[1900]
Description:

354 pp. Illustrations from photographs. (8vo) original blue cloth decorated in black. First Edition.

Compiled by his Daughter Nanna Smithwick Donaldson. Smithwick, a blacksmith, moved to Texas in 1827, served in the war for Texas independence and later as a Ranger. Includes anecdotes on James Bowie, Sam Houston, Stephen Austen, etc. Considered among the best works on life in early Texas. Howes S726; Sabin 85099, Basic Texas Books 189.

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Condition:
Some rubbing and light staining to cloth; interior with toning, occasional light foxing, a few instances of underlining with red pencil; very good.
 
Item number:
305251
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