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AUCTION 22

 

First History of Dallas & Dallas County



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81.     BROWN, John Henry. History of Dallas County, Texas: From 1837 to 1887. Copyright Secured. Dallas: Milligan, Cornett & Farnham, Printers, 1887. [1-3] 4-114 [2] pp. 12mo (17 x 12.4 cm), original cream laid paper wrappers, title printed on upper wrapper, stitched. Fragile paper spine perished, one minor spot on upper wrapper, otherwise very fine. Price on upper wrapper altered in ink (as in most copies).

     First edition of the first book published on the history of Dallas and Dallas County, written by the noted Texas journalist and historian. Bradford 596. CBC 1218. Eberstadt, Texas 162:92. Filby, p. 372. Howes B855. Rader 512. Raines, p. 31: “With special reference to the pioneer settlers.” Vandale 20. Brown moved to Dallas in 1871 and served in the Constitutional Convention of 1875. His book is the starting point for anyone interested in learning how and why Dallas was established. Brown explores the importance of the Peters Colony Company in bringing immigrants to the region and the role that transportation improvements played in opening the region’s agricultural riches to distant markets. This work includes the memoir of John Neely Bryan, fights with Native Americans, Trinity River Navigation, Reconstruction, list of early pioneers, etc.

($100-200)

Sold. Hammer: $500.00; Price Realized: $600.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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