REPORT ON THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY SURVEY….
Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1987. Three volumes- complete. 1022p. Maps (some folding). Numerous illustrations. Tan cloth with blue cloth spine, title in gilt on spine. Scholarly introduction by William H. Goetzmann. TSHA reprint edition, limited to 750 copies. All three volumes are fine (no dust jackets issued). Except for a bump to the back corner, the publisher’s slipcase is fine. Jenkins, BTB 57: “One of the most significant of all government reports on western and southern Texas.” J. Frank Dobie: “Emory’s great report is, aside from descriptions of borderlands and their inhabitants, a veritable encyclopedia, wonderfully illustrated, on western flora and fauna.” Goetzmann notes in his introduction that: “Emory’s Report was perhaps the most complete scientific description ever made of the lands, the people, and the border country.” With its maps, charts, and 346 illustrations, including twenty-five colored lithographs of birds, this publication is one of the most significant and handsome works on Texas. This is a most desirable edition, long out-of-print. Howes, E146. Raines, p.76. Wagner-Camp 291. Field 500. Wheat, Transmississippi West 822. Due to size and weight, extra shipping charges will apply.