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22. BOLTON, Herbert E. Texas in the Middle
Eighteenth Century: Studies in Spanish Colonial History and
Administration. Berkeley: University of California,
1915. xii, 501 pp. 13 maps (several folding). 8vo, original
navy cloth. Minor wear to extremities, otherwise very
First edition. Campbell, p. 161. Clark, Old South I:1n. Howes B589. Basic Texas Books 20: "Contains the best English translation of 6 major narratives of explorations into Texas, as well as others into New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Best work of scholarship on eighteenth-century Texas." Rader 399. Rittenhouse 70. Steck, p. 54. Pingenot: One of the best scholarly studies of the period in any language, when Texas served as a buffer between the competing French and Spanish empires. Includes material on Indians, trade, ecclesiastical history, explorations, etc. Quite scarce.