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Pingenot Auction, Lot 225

225. MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD. Statistics and Information Concerning the State of Texas with Its Millions of Acres of Unoccupied Lands for the Farmer and Stock Raiser, Unlimited Opportunities for the Merchant and Manufacturer, Great Inducements for the Investment of Capital, Health for the Invalid.... St. Louis: [Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co.], 1893. 93 [3] pp., numerous engraved text illustrations, folding map with tan shading (Latest and Correct Map of the State of Texas, with inset Map of the Great Southwest System; 42.0 x 51.5 cm 16-1/2 x 20-1/4 inches, illustration of the Texas capitol at top). 12mo, original orange printed wrappers with illustration of the Texas state seal. Original ink stamp of Geo. K. Delahanty, New Eng. Pass. Agt. Fine. General Passenger Dept. of the Missouri Pacific R’y Co.
         "Eighth Edition" (first edition, 1884). Adams, Herd 2268 (citing the 1884 edition, which he describes as rare). The copyright was issued to H. C. Townsend. The map is not listed by Day or Taliaferro. Checking the Morrison guides, we find only one copy (fourth edition) of this work offered (same copy offered by Jenkins and Ginsberg in 1987).
($100-300)