Two volumes. First editions. Each volume thick 8vo. VOLUME I: Original black three quarter leather and cloth, marbled endpapers, x, , 504 pp., teg, bottom and fore-edges are marbled, preface, map, illustrated, plates, portraits, index. Lightly rubbed at spine ends, spine panel and corners, else near fine, bright, tight copy. Contains a chapter on the history of the livestock industry in Southwest Texas. Much discussion of the history, exploration, and discovery of the area, the Civil War, the Republic of Mexico, revolt against the Spanish, the Alamo and Goliad, the winning of Independence, the reconstruction era, San Antonio and its development, etc. Also there are portraits of prominent citizens and a biographical sketch of their contributions to Southwest Texas. VOLUME II: Original three quarter leather and cloth, marbled endpapers, iv, , 538 pp., teg, bottom and fore-edges are marbled, illustrated, plates, portraits, index. Lightly rubbed at spine ends, spine panel and corners, else a near fine, bright, tight copy. Includes long sections on the history and development of San Antonio and Laredo. Also includes biographies of some of the important South Texas cattlemen, such as Richard King, Samuel Maverick, as well as quite a few pioneer Texas women not covered elsewhere. Excellent coverage of Indian depredations and border problems. Adams Herd 2280 says "Scarce." A handsome set of an extremely scarce and important item of southwest Texas.
Inventory Number: 43870