First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, bound into a protective fabricoid binder, x , 501 pp., frontis., preface, illustrated, maps, facsimiles, bibliography, index. BTB 20 says "This is the best work of scholarship on 18th century Texas. J. Lloyd Mecham called it 'the outstanding work on Texas during the entire Spanish period....' W. E. Dunn more accurately said that it gives 'for the first time an authoritative and connected account of the chief events in the history of Texas during the years from 1730 to 1789.' The most valuable section of the book is the introductory survey (pp. 1-133), which summarizes the nature of Texas as a buffer province between New Spain and French Louisiana." Rittenhouse 70 says "the middle third of the eighteenth century was a period of French ventures from Louisiana toward New Mexico." Contents are fine, with the front and rear covers laminated in a plastic material that protects them permanently. The supporting fabricoid binder is in fine condition. BTB 20. RITTENHOUSE 70. HOWES B581. RADER 399.
Inventory Number: 28834