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335. [BASIC TEXAS BOOKS]. Lot of 11 titles, including:
BARKER, Nancy (trans. and ed.). The French
Legation in Texas. Austin: [Designed by Wm. Holman for]
Texas State Historical Association, 1970-1973. 357  +
 369-710 pp., illustrations. 2 vols., 8vo, cloth. Vol.
1 is in the original publishers mylar d.j. and Vol. 2
is in the original pictorial paper d.j. Very fine to
First edition. Basic Texas Books: "The volumes comprise one of the basic archives of contemporary reports on Texas. They sparkle with gossip and intrigue as well as with factual information." Pingenot: Extensive notes; calendar of the letters. Consists of 313 letter/reports on Texas between 1838 and 1846 covering almost every aspect of Texas affairs. These were written by the French charge daffaires, Alphonse Dubois de Saligny, and a special agent, Viscount Jules de Crayamel. Includes a bibliography of de Saligny.
DAVIS, Nicholas A. The Campaign from Texas to
Maryland. Austin: Steck Company, 1961.  168 pp.,
illustrations. 8vo, cloth, in publishers slipcase.
Facsimile reprint of the rare 1863 edition. Basic Texas Books 37(c). Pingenot: One of the best books on Hoods Texas Brigade and also one of the best American war travel books.
HEARTSILL, W. W. Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days
in the Confederate Army...of the W. P. Lane Rangers, from
April 19, 1861 to May 20, 1865. Jackson: McCowar-Mercer
Press, 1954. xxiv  332 pp., photographs. 8vo, cloth.
Very fine in lightly spotted
Facsimile reprint of the first edition, limited edition (1,000 copies). Basic Texas Books 89A: "Best edition...historically important...one of the most vivid and intimate accounts of Civil War battle-life that has survived." Coulter 224. Howes H380. Harwell, In Tall Cotton 86. Pingenot: This McCowar-Mercer Press edition is now quite scarce; not to be confused with a crude and cheaply produced N.p.n.d. edition which is frequently offered.
HOGAN, William R. The Texas Republic: A Social
and Economic History. Norman: University of Oklahoma
Press, . xiii  338 pp., plates. 8vo, cloth. Very
fine copy in near fine
First edition. Basic Texas Books 91: "The best social history of the Republic of Texas...a mature and penetrating analysis of the forces which blended together to give the Republic of Texas its peculiar national character." Basler 4193. Campbell, p. 172. Pingenot: Frank Wardlaw said of this book: "It remains and will, I believe, continue to remain, one of the finest books ever written about Texas."
MERK, Frederick. Slavery and the Annexation of
Texas. Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1972.  xiv, 290 x
 pp. 8vo, cloth. Fine in
NIXON, Pat Ireland. The Medical Story of Early
Texas, 1528-1853. Lancaster: Lancaster Press for Mollie
Bennett Lupe Memorial Fund, 1946. xv  507  pp.,
frontispiece portrait, illustrations. 8vo, original cloth
with printed paper labels on cover and backstrip. Near mint
copy in plain paper
First edition. Basic Texas Books 153: "The best work of Texas medical history, this is also one of the best state medical histories ever published. It is well-annotated, carefully factual, and lucidly written." Dobie, p. 70. Howes N161. Pingenot: Nixon gathered material for this classic Texas book for over forty years. Five chapters relate directly to the Texas Revolution and eight to the Republic of Texas. An appendix lists data on several hundred early Texas doctors.
OBERSTE, William H. Texas Irish Empresarios and
Their Colonies. Austin: Van Boeckman-Jones, 1953. xii,
310  pp., maps, facsimiles, folding maps. 8vo, cloth.
Very fine in d.j. Signed.
First edition, limited edition (#50 of 300 signed, numbered copies). Basic Texas Books 156.
PICKRELL, Annie Doom. Pioneer Women in
Texas. Austin: E. L. Steck, 1929. 474 pp. 8vo, original
gilt pictorial green cloth. Owners name on front
paste-down and tipped-in note to owner on front free
endpaper. Very fine. Laid in is a clipping from the
Texas Bar Journal (Feb. 1966) about authors
First edition. Basic Texas Books 161: "The best book on women in early Texas, this is a useful and fascinating compilation of biographies of 77 notable Texas women, compiled from recollections and memoirs of women who came to Texas prior to statehood." Dobie, p. 62. Rader 2666. Sloan, Women in the Cattle Country 464. Winegarten, p. 115. Very scarce in the first printing.
RICHARDSON, Rupert Norval. Texas: The Lone Star
State. New York: Prentice Hall, 1943. xix  590 pp.,
color map, illustrations. 8vo, original cloth. Very
First edition. Basic Texas Books 171.
SMITH, Justin H. The Annexation of Texas.
New York: Barnes & Noble, 1941.  ix  496  pp.
8vo, original maize cloth. Fine copy in fine d.j.
Fourth and best edition, revised and corrected. Basic Texas Books 188C: "One of the most comprehensive studies of the movement to bring Texas into the Union." Griffin 4215: "Based on exhaustive research in American and Texas sources. Conclusion justifies annexation and fails to consider seriously the basic Mexican point of view, emphasizing, rather, the incompetence and irrationality of Mexican official action." Harvard Guide to American History, p. 235. Howes S634. Rader 2945. Trask 5721.
WEBB, Walter Prescott. (editor). The Handbook
of Texas. Austin: Texas State Historical Association,
1952-1976. xv  977 + vii  953 + xiv  1145 pp. 2 +
supplement vol., 8vo, cloth. Fine in