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De Shields, James T.
Border Wars of Texas Being an Authentic and Popular Account, in Chronological Order, of the Long and Bitter Conflict waged Between Savage Indian Tribes and the Pioneer Settlers of Texas. Profusely Illustrated with Spirited Battle Scenes by Special Artists. Rare Portraits of Famous Rangers, Indian Fighters and Pioneers, Maps, Etc.
The Herald Company, Tioga, Texas, 1912. 8vo, rebound in 3/4 brown faux leather over brown cloth-covered bds, bright gold title on spine, binding tight, sturdy and in very nice condition; tan patterned eps; internally clean and unmarked; frontis and many b&w plates, some from photographs, and b&w drawings; pp.400; no dj. a classic popular history of Indian fighting in old Texas, relying on personal narratives rather than careful scholarship, replete with many full page illustrations, starting with the frontis which is said to show a fight with the Comanche chief, Big Foot; This work is almost unavailable in any but a later reprint edition, and certainly not in good condition. Howes D277, Graff 1063, Rader 1125 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books [Santa Fe, NM, U.S.A.]
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