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AUCTION 24

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ALESSIO ROBLES, Vito. Coahuila y Texas desde la consumacion de la independencia hasta el Tratado de paz de Guadalupe Hidalgo. Mexico, 1945-1946. 2 vols. Vol. I: [iv-viii], ix-xv [1, blank], 1-542 pp., color frontispiece, 3 folded maps, 1 plate; Vol. II: [3-6] 7-540, [2] pp., 5 folded maps, 4 plates. Total: 8 folded maps, 6 plates, including frontispiece. 4to (24.2 x 18 cm), original white printed paper wrappers in original glassine (Vol. 2 glassine tattered and fragmentary). Mostly unopened. Ex-library with accession markings on Vol. 1 title page verso and two ink stamps of the library of Universidad Nacional de México. Very fine set.

First edition, limited edition (one of 2,000). Basic Texas Books 1: “Presents the history of Texas as a Spanish province and state from the Mexican viewpoint.” Griffin 2458 & 4903: “Provides a rich, solid history...a major work [that] will long be considered a standard work of reference.” Howes R382. Palau 7433. Steck, Borderlands, p. 53: “A splendid, authoritative study, heavily documented, with a rich bibliography.”

Given the importance and enduring quality of these volumes, it seems remarkable that they have never been translated into English.

($200.00-$400.00)

Auction 24 Abstracts

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