Texas and the Gulf of Mexico; or, Yachting in the New World

HOUSTOUN, Matilda Charlotte (Jesse) Fraser. Edited with an introduction by Marilyn McAdams Sibley.
Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991. Illustrated.
One of 750 copies.
Quarto, pictorial boards, cloth spine with paper label. Small hole in center of page eighty-five, else fine.

The first volume in the projected series called the "Library of Texas" handsomely printed and published by Tom Taylor. "This sprightly account was written by a wealthy English lady who visited Texas in 1842 in her husband's private yacht. Her view of the Texans is surprisingly free of snobbery, although she viewed them with the same paternalism that the English of her day viewed all non-Englishmen. Moreover, she had that rare gift of intellect and character that enabled her to perceive the idiosyncrasies of the Texans without the bitterness and mockery of Dickens or Mrs. Trollope" (Jenkins). [Jenkins 97. Howes H 693. Sabin 33202, all for first printing. Raines, A Bibliography of Texas p.120].

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