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October 26, 2007

With Illustration of “Texas Cowboys in San Pedro Park”

235. [SAN ANTONIO]. Souvenir of San Antonio, Texas [cover title]. N.p., [ca. 1888]. [12] leaves, accordion fold souvenir booklet, rectos with 30 lithographed views in sepia on coated paper. Rear pastedown is ad for Paul Wagner’s Bazaar, 22, 24 & 26 Commerce Street, San Antonio. 12mo (15 x 12.5 cm), original gilt-decorated brown boards (separated at spine). Some wear to boards, interior fine. Gift inscription in ink at rear: “Compliments of your Sister, Celia Evans, Christmas, 1888.”

            The various issues and printings of this little booklet have as yet to be determined. Not in CBC. Ron Tyler's preliminary unpublished study “Texas Lithographs of the Nineteenth Century” notes a version like this one with a suggested date of 1890. Views include “Military Plaza-Chili-Con-Carne, or Mexican Supper” (double-page), the Alamo, street scenes, Paul Wagner's Bazaar, missions, military and government buildings, “Texas Cowboys in San Pedro Park,” Main Plaza, Alamo Plaza, and the Hotel Maverick. ($100-200)

Sold. Hammer: $160.00; Price Realized: $188.00

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