Law Olmsted, Frederick. A Journey Through Texas; or, A Saddle - Trip on the Southern Frontier. New York: Dix, Edwards & Co., 1857. 8o. marquilla, XXXIV + 516 p.
Includes a folded map of Texas. Text with ex libris seals. Slight missing elements on upper corner of the first pages, without affecting text. Page 511 close to becoming detached.Hardcover, spine and corners bound in leather.
Chronicle of a journey through Texas, including notes on its flora, fauna, and geography, as well as the slave trade in this territory. Olmsted is best remembered as the most important landscaper of the 19th century, who, as a member of the firm Olmstead, Vaux, and Company, designed New York's Central Park, Golden Gate Park, land belonging to the University of California in Berkeley, and many other public parks.
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