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Pingenot Auction, Lot 146

146. HUGHES, Thomas. G.T.T. Gone to Texas: Letters from our Boys. New York: Macmillan, 1884. xiii, 228 pp. 8vo, original dark green cloth, gilt lettering. One small edge nick to front cover. With original bookplate presentation from a Baptist Sunday school.
        First edition. First American edition, printed at Oxford, England, simultaneously with the English edition, but with the title showing an American imprint. Adams, Herd 1091. Basic Texas Books 98A: "A valuable and entertaining account of three young English immigrants to Texas...edited by the author of Tom Brown’s School Days. Raines, p. 121. Pingenot: These letters were written by three of Hughes’ sons and other family members between 1878 and 1883 and describe their ranching activities in Texas.
($100-200)