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110. FOOTE, Henry S. Texas and Texans.
Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1841. 314 +
403 pp. 2 vols., small 8vo, original green cloth with blind
embossed sides, gilt titles on spines, and large gilt star
at the foot of each volume. Virtually free of foxing. A
very fine set.
First edition. Basic Texas Books 63: "One of the most influential books on Texas in its time, this work is still of considerable value and interest. It suffers from the intense prejudices of the author and from his too-frequent digressions, but it nevertheless provides material on numerous aspects of Texas history not available elsewhere." Graff 1376. Howes F238. Raines, p. 84: "One of the best histories of Texas for the period covered." Streeter 1377: "There is a wonderful story about James Long, who headed the so-called Long expedition into Texas in 1819, and interesting sketches of W. H. Wharton, David Burnet, Lorenzo Zavala, and Benjamin H. Smith."