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41.     BERLANDIER, Jean Louis & [Rafael Chovel]. Journey to Mexico during the Years 1826 to 1834…Translated by Sheila M. Ohlendorf, Josette M. Bigelow, Mary M. Standifer. Introduction by C.H. Muller. Botanical Notes by C.H. Muller and Katherine K. Muller. Austin: The Texas State Historical Association in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History, University of Texas at Austin, 1980. Vol. I: [i-v] vi-xxxvi, [2], [1] 2-287 [1, blank] pp., 1 folded map, 14 leaves of plates (including frontispiece, some in color); Vol. II: [i-v] vi-vii [1, blank], [2], [287-289] 290-672, [2] pp., 14 leaves of plates (including frontispiece, some in color). 2 vols., 8vo (27.5 x 19.5 cm), original brown linen over white decorated linen, title in gilt on spines. New, as issued in publisher’s white board slipcase with color illustration tipped onto front of case.

     Limited edition (#37 of 150 copies signed by contributors and specially bound), expanded edition of Item 39 herein, with illustrated text of a previously unpublished manuscript and a facsimile of Memorias de la Comisión de Límites (known only by the Yale copy—see Streeter 781). Basic Texas Books 14D: “Berlandier’s description of the Anglo-American colonies, especially in the 1980 edition, is one of the most reliable extant…. The edition of 1980 is from the manuscript at the Library of Congress, with illustrations from specimens at the Gray Herbarium. It is the most complete version published to date.” Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 1977: “Provides considerable eyewitness description of virtually all Texas tribes, their habitats, and their customs—especially the Comanches, Karankawas, Tonkawas, and Wacos. This is an essential primary source for historical and anthropological study.”


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