Publication: The Lewis Publishing Co, 1906, Chicago
First edition. Two volumes. Quarto. VOLUME I: Rebound in black cloth, gold stamping on spine, , 704 pp., frontis. [portrait], preface, index, illustrated, plates. portraits. Residue from bookplate removal on front free fly leaf, first 100 pages have been exposed to moisture and exposure lessens page-by-page, else a near fine, tight copy. VOLUME II: Rebound in black cloth, gold stamping on spine, , 714 pp., index, illustrated, plates, portraits. Fine, tight copy. Details the general history of Texas, including the beginning of exploration and discovery, history of Mexico, the revolt against Mexico, Santa Anna, the Texas Revolution, winning of independence, history of the annexation movement, the Civil War period, and the reconstruction era. Further details the history of North and West Texas, with chapters on the Indians as an adverse factor to settlement, the buffalo and its close connection with the Indians and their extermination, the range cattle industry, the railroad era, the history of Fort Worth, building of towns and development, railroad building, and sketches of the principal counties. Volume II consists of biographical sketches of pioneers and their families. Herd 1748 says, "Scarce." An attractive set.
Inventory Number: 48417