THE TEXAS RANGERS, A Century of Frontier Defense. Walter Webb.

THE TEXAS RANGERS, A Century of Frontier Defense.

NY: Houghton-Miflin, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. True 1st ed, with photo mistake p. 565, date on title page matches date on c.r. page, historic photographs, illus, index, 582 pp. , bibliography, footnotes. Clean, no names, no writing, tight but rear hinge cracking, cloth bright with moisture ring on upper board and one moisture spot on lower board, spine fade, titles dull, endpapers foxed. In a rare price unclipped dust jacket with edge chips and edge wrinkles in an archival mylar cover. GOOD IN GOOD DJ. Item #1175

Chapters on Frank Hamer, Sam Bass, Mexican War and considered the best book on the Rangers in its time and today pretty much an extensive eulogy. From the author's preface "From the official records I have obtained the official facts, but from the living men I have, I trust, caught something of the spirit of an institution. They are masters of brevity when they speak of themselves. Because of two destructive fires the official records for the early period are scant." Jenkins - BASIC TEXAS 212. Adams - ONE-FIFTY 145.

Price: $90.00

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