69. IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE, COTTON BELT ROUTE, TEXAS & PACIFIC R.R. & INTERNATIONAL & GREAT NORTHERN R.R. The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest: Issued Jointly by the Iron Mountain Route , the Cotton Belt Route , the Texas & Pacific Railway, and the International & Great Northern Railroad. St. Louis: Woodward & Tiernan Printing Company, 1896. 224 pp., text illustrations (photographs, maps). 8vo, original beige wrappers lettered and decorated in black and red with lone star (stapled, as issued). Wrappers moderately chipped and soiled, hinges cracked, interior very fine.
First edition. Adams , Herd 2270: “Rare.” CBC 571. Rader 2734 (attributing authorship to D. J. Price). A superb, well-illustrated promotional, with chapters on railway system, counties, resources, and much on ranching throughout, including many documentary photographs of ranches and roundups from around the state. Major cities are covered, with a good section on the Houston Heights. In the section on Austin, a steamship is shown sailing down Lake MacDonald ( Lake Austin ) by Mount Bonnell. ($300-600)
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