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Pingenot Auction, Lot 46

46. BRAMAN, D. E. E. Braman’s Information about Texas. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1857. 192 pp. 12mo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering on spine. Slight wear to lower extremities, else a fine, bright copy.
        First edition. Adams, Herd 305: "Rare. A chapter on stock raising in Texas." Howes B179. Rader 463. Raines, p. 30: "A good immigrants guide...especially as to land matters." Pingenot: Braman covers twenty-five Texas counties and provides valuable information concerning sheep and cattle raising, taxation, legal rights of married women, etc. Also contains material on Texas Revolution land claims and other valuable data on the Republic of Texas and early statehood. Braman was a resident of Matagorda.