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Sowell, A. J.
History of Fort Bend County - Containing Biographical Sketches of Many Noted Characters
Houston, Texas, W. H. Coyle & Co. , 1904. First Edition. 8vo 8” - 9” tall. 373pp. Hardcover. Good. Original red cloth with black lettering; frontis portrait of author; housed in modern clamshell box. Boards are slightly shaken, have moderate soiling, heavy dampstaining and spine is slightly cocked; text block has moderate soiling; previous owner’s name on front endpaper. This history of Fort Bend County, Texas is composed principally of biographical sketches of pioneers, including General M. B. Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas; Mrs. Jane Long, “Mother of Texas”; Deaf Smith, the spy and scout; Stephen F. Austin, etc. It also contains material on the Jaybird-Woodpecker feud, a muster roll of the Terry Texas Rangers, and county organization and affairs. This is a rare work; Howes states that there were only 100 copies printed. We have found 51 copies on OCLC meaning there are fewer than 50 copies in private hands. Howes S-798. Adams Six-Guns 2074. Graff 3908 .
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