Lot 5704: Mary Austin Holley, 1784-1846; Texas; Observations, Historical, Geographical and Descriptive, in a Series of Letters, Written during...
April 30, 2013
Chadds Ford, PA, USALive Auction
Description: Mary Austin Holley, 1784-1846; Texas; Observations, Historical, Geographical and Descriptive, in a Series of Letters, Written during a Visit to Austin's Colony with a View to a Permanent Settlement in that Country, in the Autumn of 1831. Baltimore: Armstrong & Plaskitt, 1833, 1833. 12mo, 7 3/8" x 4 1/2". With the folding map of Texas attached in front, "Wilson and Exter's 2nd Grant" in upper left, over "Beales and Rayuellas Grant" just below, 1 1/2" tear at right in middle at fold, frontis page inscribed "Louisa from her father A Austin", some foxing throughout, 167 pages including appendix, apparently original boards faded to brown, lacking spine, front board with title "TEXAS" gilt-stamped within a decorative cartouche