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    Fray Juan Agustín Morfi. History of Texas 1673-1779 [Volume VI, Parts I and II]. Albuquerque: The Quivira Society, 1935. Special edition printed on special paper and with five additional plates, limited to 100 copies of which this in copy number 1. Both volumes signed by Carlos Eduardo Castañeda on the limitation page. Two octavo volumes. [1-12] 13-242 pages, 5 plates (including frontispiece gravure of the Alamo); [6], 243-496 pages, folded outline map of Texas locating missions, presidios, pueblos, and villages and four additional plates. Original white cloth spines over rose boards with the gilt emblem of the Quivira Society on upper covers, spine gilt lettered. Edges untrimmed.

    "This is the best contemporary 18th-century history of Texas. It was discovered accidentally by another notable Texas historian, Carlos E. Castaneda, a century and a half after it was written." - John H. Jenkins, Basic Texas Books.

    Condition: Ex-libris of Henry R. Wagner on the front pastedown of each volume. Corners bumped, otherwise a fine set.

    Reference: Jenkins, Basic Texas Books, 145.


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