OLMSTEAD, Frederick Law. A Journey Through Texas; Or, A Saddle-Trip on the Southwestern Frontier: With a Statistical Appendix. New York: Dix, Edwards & Co., 1857.
8vo. Wood-engraved frontispiece, folding map of part of Texas by Colton. (Some spotting.) Publisher's original brown cloth gilt (some rubbing and light wear). Provenance: Theodore Manson (early signature, Vallejo).
FIRST EDITION, "the most civilized of all nineteenth-century books on Texas, this is also the most interesting and the most dependable. Olmsted offers many insights into economic and social life. He gives one of the earliest descriptions of the Texas cattle ranch" (Basic Texas Books, 157). Graff 3097; Howes O-79.
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