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9. BANCROFT, H. H. History of the North Mexican
States and Texas. 1531-1889. San Francisco: Bancroft,
1884-1889. xlviii, 751 + xvi, 888 pp., 1 folding map,
illustrations. 2 vols., 8vo, original brown cloth,
gilt-lettering on spine. Vol. I hinge cracked (but strong),
otherwise a fine, bright set, with bookplates of the
Gardner A. Sage Library on front pastedowns.
First edition. Cowan, p. 11. Graff 155. Howes B91. Basic Texas Books 6: "One of the best single histories of Texas." Raines, pp. 20-1: "Were I restricted to a single book on Texas, I would, without hesitation, take Bancrofts history." An invaluable, comprehensive history of Texas.