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Pingenot Auction, Lot 322


322. YOAKUM, Henderson K. History of Texas from Its First Settlement to its Annexation to the United States in 1846. [New York]: Redfield, 1856. 482 [4, ads] + 576 pp., 11 engraved plates and maps: 2 folding maps (Map of Spanish Texas; and Texas Prepared for "Yoakum’s History of Texas" by J. H. Colton); 3 engraved plans (San Antonio & Its Environs...; Ground Plan of the Alamo in 1835-6; San Jacinto Battle-Ground); 4 untitled portraits with facsimile signatures (Stephen F. Austin, Peter Ellis Bean; Sam Houston; Thomas J. Rusk); folding facsimile of letter of Santa Anna; plate of Mission of San José. 2 vols., large 8vo, original blind-stamped dark brown cloth, spines gilt-lettered. Bindings clean and bright, endpapers slightly abraded and discolored (rear pastedown of Vol. 2 covered with later acid-free paper), occasional mild foxing and browning to interior, a few signatures slightly loose. Preserved in a custom brown cloth case.
         Second edition (first edition, 1855—Vandale, Texianameter 200—according to Jenkins, most copies of the first edition were destroyed by fire). Basic Texas Books 224: "Includes the very valuable `Memoir of Colonel Ellis P. Bean,’ one of the most important resources on Texas history during the early part of the nineteenth century....Yoakum had the use of materials, many no longer extant, provided to him by Sam Houston, Thomas J. Rusk...and numerous others....Contains numerous letters of Sam Houston never before published, and of the 1,266 footnotes in the main text, 739 are to original manuscripts, letters, or primary sources." Howes Y10. Raines, p. 223 (citing only the second edition). "Still indispensable to a study of the period it covers" (Eugene C. Barker). Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 202: "Numerous references to the `Indian problem’ and efforts to solve it—all reflecting the frontiersman’s viewpoint." Webb, Texana: Statehood 1.