Henry Stuart Foote: Texas and the Texans; or, Advance of the Anglo-Americans to the Southwest; Including a History of Leading Events in Mexico, from the Conquest by Fernando Cortes to the Termination of the Texan Revolution. In Two Volumes. (Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1841. First edition. Two twelvemo volumes (7" x 4"). Viii, [13]-314, 24 [publisher's catalog]; v [vi] [7] 8-403 pages. Publisher's finely-ribbed brown cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Yellow coated endpapers. Previous owner's ink signature on the front pastedown endpaper of volume II, with resulting offsetting to the front free endpaper. A few neat ink notes and markings by a previous owner, mostly to the bottom margins of several pages in the first half of volume I. Minor scuffs or blemishes to bindings, but the books show very well. Light intermittent foxing to the sheets, but mostly bright and clean with the pages still supple. Altogether, an excellent, handsome set in very good condition. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. One of the best histories of Texas for the period covered. There is a wonderful story abut James Long, who headed the so-called long expedition into Texas in 1819, and interesting sketches of W.H. Wharton, David Burnet, Lorenzo Zavala, and Benjamin H. Smith. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 1377.

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