Octavo, xvi, 685pp. Maroon cloth, leather spine, gilt title on spine, gilt star front cover. Significant wear to spine and boards, bumped edges, separation of leather from spine. Maroon endpapers. Book is inscribed by F.R. Francis to his niece: “This book is presented to my niece ___, by the author her uncle, with the hope, that, is may be of some interest and pleasure to her. Your affectionate uncle / F R Lubbock / Houston / November, 1902”
Comments: One of the best accounts of business life in early Texas (Basic Texas Books 130). Francis Lubbock served as Governor of Texas during the Civil War. After his term, he served as aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis. He returned to Texas after the war and served as Texas State Treasurer until 1891.