New York. 1844. x,118pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Ex-lib. with stamps and accession number on titlepage. Titlepage detached. Very light dampstaining to some leaves, else very good. Item #WRCAM16978
An abridgement of the first volume of Kennedy's much sought after TEXAS: THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND PROSPECTS... (London, 1841). An Irish poet, the author spent two months in the Texas Republic in 1839, and afterwards composed one of the most important works on Texas ever printed. "Paints a favorable picture of Texas, and may have hastened English recognition of her independence" - Howes. STREETER TEXAS 1385B. HOWES K92 (ref). SABIN 37441. RAINES, p.133. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 117 (ref). CLARK III:189 (ref).