Galveston, oh Galveston

[Texas - Galveston]. Souvenir of Galveston, Texas. 70 views.

Columbus, Ohio, Ward Brothers, published for Victor Phillips, Galveston, 1888.

Small oblong 8vo (150 x 124 mm). Concertina-folded booklet, 18 pp. with a total of 73 photolithographed views, captioned throughout. Publisher's blindstamped original cloth with giltstamped title to upper cover.


Pretty series of views of old Galveston before the disastrous hurricane that devastated the city in 1900. During the 19th century, Galveston had become a major commercial centre and one of the largest ports in the US. For a time the largest city in Texas, it was hailed as the "Queen City of the Gulf".

Binding a little rubbed, otherwise fine.

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