DescriptionCarlos E. Castañeda. Our Catholic Heritage in Texas 1519-1936. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1936-1958. First editions. Seven volumes. The first six volumes are each inscribed in Spanish by Castañeda to a friend. Seven 8vo volumes total. Foldout maps in each, illustrations, indices. Original decorated blue cloth over boards. Blind-stamped lettering and designs to boards and spines. Minor shelf wear. With a previous owner's book plate on a front free endpaper of several volumes.
"Castañeda gives us the first detailed account of literally dozens of expeditions and settlements in Texas. [...] He opens a world of entirely new history for the Big Bend region and for South Texas, and provides by far the most complete account of the missions in the San Antonio-Goliad region and in East Texas" (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books).
Reference: Basic Texas Books 27.
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