EDWARD, David B. The History of Texas; or, the emigrant's, farmer's, and politician's guide to the character, climate, soil and productions of that country. Cincinnati: stereotyped and published by J. A. James, 1836.
12 (177 x 105mm). Folding engraved map by E. F. Lee, hand-coloured in outline. (The map with clean short tear, K6 cleanly torn, text spotted.) Contemporary dark brown patterned cloth, original paper spine label (front inner hinges weak, lacking front free endpaper).
FIRST EDITION. The map is said to contain 'the latest grants and discoveries', and has an inset note on 'The rio del Norte, Grande or Bravo ... If this river should ever become the western boundary of Texas (as desired by its inhabitants) it will add 100 miles to its sea coast and 50,000 square miles to its superficies:- the southern section of their surface, sandy barren prairie almost destitute of water; and the northern rocky, steril mountains nearly as destitute of timber.' Howes E48; Phillips p. 841; Sabin 21886.