40. BERLANDIER, Jean Louis & [Rafael Chovel]. The Indians of Texas in 1830 by Jean Louis Berlandier Edited and Introduced by John C. Ewers Translated by Patricia Reading Leclercq. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969. [i-v] vi-xii,  2-209 [1, blank] pp., maps and illustrations, many in color (Texas tribes, artifacts, portraits, scenes). 4to (28 x 21 cm), original brown cloth. Very fine in illustrated d.j. (price clipped, else fine).
First edition in English, first illustrated edition. Basic Texas Books 14B: “This edition contains an excellent introduction and notes by Ewers.” Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 1976: “This is a book that all researchers should consult.” The watercolors by the expedition’s artist, Lino Sánchez y Tapia, are
Texas tribes at that time. The present edition is from the manuscript at the Gilcrease Institute.
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