DescriptionJ. W. Wilbarger. Indian Depredations in Texas. Austin: Hutchings Printing House, 1890. Second edition. Octavo. xii, , -672 pages. 37 illustrations of which 34 are woodcuts. Contemporary leather, skillfully rebacked. Titles stamped in gilt on two black morocco spine labels. Housed in a custom slipcase. "It tells of nearly all the Indian fights and battles in Texas, with sketches of many of the most noted Texan Indian fighters and frontiersmen" (Raines, Bibliography of Texas). The illustrations in this book, attributed to T. J. Owen, are believed to have been the work of William Sydney Porter, better known as "O. Henry."
Condition: Very good. Scuffing and edge wear to the original boards. Contents with light toning and occasional foxing.
References: Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 218. Howes W407. Raines, p. 219.
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