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Pingenot Auction, Lot 49

49. BROWN, John Henry. History of Texas from 1685 to 1892. St. Louis: L. E. Daniell, [1892-1893]. 631 + 591 pp., frontispiece portrait, plates, maps, text illustrations. 2 vols., large, thick 8vo, original grey cloth decorated in black, title in gilt on spines and upper covers. Some wear, but overall a good to very good set.
        First edition. Howes B856. Basic Texas Books 22: "The earliest comprehensive history of Texas written by an active participant...Brown’s history is replete with historical facts presented for the first time...His descriptions of events in which he participated are vivid and memorable. The set is still useful today, and forms one of the basic research sources for nineteenth-century Texas." Rader 513. Raines, p. 32. Pingenot: One of the great standard classic histories of Texas, still important and useful.