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238. OBER, Frederick A. Travels in Mexico and
Life Among the Mexicans...I. Yucatan. II Central and
Southern Mexico. III. The Border States. San Francisco:
D. Dewing and Company, 1884. 672 pp., 190 engraved plates
& illustrations (after authors sketches and
photographs), folding colored map of Mexico and the
borderlands. Thick 8vo, original pictorial mustard cloth
stamped in gilt and blank. An exceptionally fine, bright
copy. Preserved in a tan cloth
First edition. Gunn, Mexico in American and British Letters, p. 953. Larned 3973: "A popular work in which the author suggests some of the fascination which the country exercises over almost all who visit it without prejudice. Distinctly interesting." Palau 197702. The Texas illustrations include a street scene at Paso del Norte, church at Paso del Norte, international bridge at Laredo, etc. Many of the plates are of Native Americans. Pingenot: Contains extensive material on Texas and the other border states. Especially fine coverage of archaeology, railroads, mining, and cattle industry. Very attractive plates.