The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881

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The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881
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Published by Marshall, Texas. United States Biographical Publishing Company. "The Encyclopedia of the New West, containing fully authenticated information of the Agricultural, Mercantile, Commercial, Manufacturing, Mining and Grazing Industries, and Representing the Character, Development, Resources and Present Condition of Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Indian Territory. Also Biographical Sketches of their Representative Men and Women." Illustrated with fine steel plate portraits. Bound in full leather. Decorative gold stamping and lettering on the cover and spine. Pages edged gilt: 611 +269 + 77 + 38 + 13 pages. Sections for each state are separately paginated. According to the index, there are 382 biographies for Texas, about 150 for Arkansas, about 60 for Colorado, nearly 20 for New Mexico and 7 for the Indian Territory. There are full page steel plate engravings (portraits) with facsimile autographs for many hundreds of the people protected by tissue paper. Raised edges of covers are worn, spine cover is worn, and cover corners also worn. Foxing throughout. Age toning especially noticeable on pages opposite portraits. For the age and size of the volume, the binding is extremely strong! INCLUDED is The Morning Star newspaper from Marshall, Texas with an article on "Last Chance to Obtain Copies of the Encyclopedia of the New West." The book was printed in Marshall, Texas!!! [Rarity: ii]City: County: State: Date: