1841 · Philadelphia
Foote never met an exaggeration or good apocryphal story he didn't like and so there are more than a few in this work. Still, some find the chapters on the Fredonian Rebellion to be well worth reading. Streeter thought the work "a very discursive account of Texas history down to the opening years of the Republic of Texas" and that it was best read "with judicious skipping." Raines said it is "One of the best histories of Texas for the period covered." Well, you decide.
This is one of the copies without James Young's New Map of Texas (Philadelphia, 1842). More than one bibliographer has concluded that Thomas & Cowperthwait intended it for the announced but never produced third volume and that it was inserted in copies of the sets that were still in stock in 1842. That this is a presentation set from the publisher (see below) and it clearly never had the map, would bear this out.
Presentation set: Each volume with "Presented to the German Society by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co." on the front free endpaper.
Streeter, Texas,1377; Sabin 25019; Howes F238 (aa); Graff 1376; Rader 1425; Raines 84. Distressed copy. Publisher's green cloth; volumes skewed in bindings. Waterstaining and with some dark areas of arrested mildew. All pages cockled. Volume II bound upside down. One hinge of volume cracked with board starting to loosen. Ex-library: bookplate on front pastedowns, rubber-stamp on each title-page, pencilling on verso of same. A set for an impoverished collector or scholar. (Inventory #: 27297)