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    John Wesley Wilbarger. Indian Depredations in Texas. Austin: Hutchings Printing House, 1889. First edition. 8vo. xii, 672pp. 37 woodcuts. Original decorative cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to front board and spine. Rebacked, using original backstrip. Professionally reinforced hinges. Some rubbing to the boards. In custom clamshell box. Very good.

    "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."

    References: Basic Texas Books 218. Howes W407. Raines, p. 219.


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