DescriptionWalter Prescott Webb. The Texas Rangers; A Century of Frontier Defense. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935. First edition limited to 205 copies of which this is copy number 115. Signed on the limitation page by Walter Prescott Webb. This is the first issue, with the caption on the photograph on page 565 incorrectly identifying Ray Miller as the third man from the left. Octavo. [i-viii] ix- [1, blank], [1-2] 3-583 pages. Frontispiece plate "The Rio Grande Guard" and numerous text illustrations. Half-calf and cream cloth with blue morocco spine label lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, with the original glassine wrapper and slipcase as issued.
Condition: Minor foxing on the preliminary and terminal endpapers; modest chipping to the edge of the morocco spine label; a couple of small holes in the glassine wrapper; slipcover a bit shelf worn, else a fine clean copy.
References: Jenkins Basic Texas Books 212: "This is the most important work on The Texas Rangers. Stanley Walker called it 'far and away the best work of its sort ever to come out of Texas'." Adams Six-Guns 2333. Adams One-Fifty 145: "It is the most thorough and reliable work to date on the Texas Rangers, and contains much material on Texas outlaws." Howes W194. Dobie page 60: "The beginning, middle, and end of the subject."
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