Hardcover, Austin: Hutchings Printing House, 1890. Second Edition. Very Good-. Bound in publisher's dark green cloth with black cover decoration and gilt cover and spine titles. Gilt titles on cover and spine bright. Octavo, pp xii, , 672. Illustrated with 37 woodcuts by William S. Porter, the artist and writer who would later become known as O. Henry.
According to Jenkins "This volume is the most thorough compilation of accounts of Indian warfare in Texas in the 19th century." Jenkins quotes J. Frank Dobie as saying "it stands unique among pioneer chronicles" and that its tales "have for generations been a household heritage among Texas families who fought for their land." Jenkins BTB 218.
Spine slanted, rubbing to head of spine, heavy rubbing to tail of spine, all corners rubbed. Front cover scuffed slightly affecting titles - see our photo. Hinges sound - not cracked. Moderate to heavy spotting on endpapers and pastedowns, spotting becomes much lighter and much more sporadic in the text. Title page has light to moderate spotting. Two tears to margins of frontispiece page - not affecting the illustration - the tears were closed by a previous owner with tape applied to verso of page.
Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. The bookplate is that of Ingham S. Roberts who has an entry in TSHA online. Ingham S. Roberts (1871-1932) was born in Houston. He was an attorney and noted Texas historian and member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, President of the Harris County Historical Society, and VP of the TSHA.
Book now protected in thick Mylar jacket. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 672 pages. [Item #79422]