Atlanta. 1891.  leaves of advertisements, 82pp.,  leaves of advertisements. Illus. Original printed wrappers. Copyright notice on printed slip. Some chipping at spine ends and bottom corner, wraps dust soiled. Printed on quite bad paper and browned throughout as usual. A good copy of an item usually found in tatters. Item #WRCAM1556
Whitely was a rural peddler and sharpster in Texas in the 1870s and '80s. While this autobiographical account is obviously not totally trustworthy, it is certainly amusing. The author sold patent medicine made from colored water and pills made from mud, speculated in land, and ultimately got enough scratch together to buy a "vehicle agency." HOWES W377. GRAFF 4639. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 49.