EMMETT, Chris (1886-1971). Texas Camel Tales. San Antonio: Naylor Printing Company, 1932.

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8vo., (9 ¼ x 6 ½ inches). Four-page pamphlet listing subscribers laid inside front cover, second copy of pamphlet taped inside back cover (pale water stains to upper corner of the first few leaves). Illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout (some scattered light offsetting). Original suede cloth binding in pictorial dust jacket (professionally repaired tear along most of the length of the rear gutter).
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First edition, limited issue, number 290 of 300 signed copies for subscribers. A near fine copy of an essential piece of Texana, this charmingly illustrated volume recounts the War Department’s novel experiment of using camels to travel around Texas and facilitate trade.