Houston: State Printing Co., 1907. 48pp. Original printed wrappers. Library discard, chopped at gutter, with ink stamps. Moderate chipping to edges of wrappers. Light toning and a few minor chips internally. Fair. Item #1244
Early 20th-century pamphlet providing information about Texas to potential German immigrants, published on behalf of the Deutsch-Texanischen Einwanderungsgesellschaft (German Texas Immigration Society). The work contains sections on the history of Texas and of German settlement there; information on the cotton industry, agriculture, viticulture, stockraising, and other business pursuits; and testimonials from long-time residents and settlers of German extraction; and much more. A quite extensive promotional text, illustrated with several photographic images of Texas agriculture and street scenes. This copy was an unfortunate victim of the microfilming and discard policies of the NYPL in the 1980s, but the pamphlet is actually quite scarce -- we locate only six other institutional copies, five in Texas and one at the Autry Museum.