[St. Louis]: W. J. Kesl, [ca. 1896]. 23pp. Original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Some light chipping and wear at corners. Later ink stamp on front cover . Minor toning and wear to text. Very good. Item #1937
A rare work describing land in West Texas. The text describes the geography, natural resources, and farming or grazing potential of various tracts of land available to certificate holders of the Texas and St. Louis Land Syndicate. Proximity to railroads is also noted. Information is provided on a county-by-county basis for more than fifteen counties including Brewster, Hamilton, Buchel, Foley, Crockett, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, and El Paso. We find very little in the way of information about the Syndicate itself, and suspect it may have been short-lived. Though we find no copies in OCLC, the present copy is marked as a Library of Congress duplicate.