A TEXAS SCRAP-BOOK: MAKE UP OF THE HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, AND MISCELLANY OF TEXAS AND ITS PEOPLE
Austin: TSHA, 1991. xxii,727pp. Index. Illustrations. New introduction by Robert A. Calvert. Blue cloth with the title in gilt on the spine. Reprint edition of the rare 1875 original. Fine copy. Except for crease at the top of the front pane and edgewear, the dust jacket is fine. Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 5: “ Still a highly useful resource on early Texas…It contains no less than 315 separate essays, biographies, memoirs, and articles on almost every aspect of Texas history.” Raines, Bibliography of Texas p. 18: “An invaluable book of reference as to information about Texas.” The focus of this book is the Texas Revolution and the Republic with sections written by Col. Francis W. Johnson, John Henry Brown, Swante Palm, J. H. Kuykendall, Moses Austin Bryan, and other early Texans. However, there is also information on the Spanish period, the Civil War, exploration, Indian fights, etc. The most useful edition with the inclusion of Richard Morrison’s excellent index.