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    H. Yoakum. History of Texas From Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846. New York: Redfield, 1856. Second edition. Two 8vo volumes. 482, 4 publisher's ads; 576 pages. Large fold-out maps at the end of each volume: "Map of Spanish-Texas" (with a closed 2-inch tear at the margin), and J.H. Colton's "Texas/1856". 3 plates of maps in the text: "San Antonio & Its Environs", "Ground Plan of the Alamo in 1835-6", and "San Jacinto Battle-Ground". Fold-out facsimile military order signed by Santa Anna. 4 portrait plates (of Stephen Austin, [Ellis P.] Bean, Sam Houston, and Thomas J. Rusk). View of the "Mission of San José" as frontispiece to Volume I. Original blind-embossed brown cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spines. Bindings generally sound with moderate wear to the rear joint of volume II. Spine ends worn. Moderate to heavy foxing scattered throughout. Offsetting to the portraits. First signature in Volume I detached . Actually a quite sound set typically found in wretched condition or rebound.

    According to book lore the first printing in 1855 was mostly destroyed by fire and is quite rare. Considered one of the most important works on early Texas. Yoakum had the use of materials provided to him by Sam Houston, Thomas J. Rusk and many others. Contains numerous letters of Sam Houston previously unpublished, and of the 1,266 footnotes in the main text, 739 are to original manuscripts, letters, or primary sources.

    References: Basic Texas Books 224A; Howes Y10.

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