TEXAS OIL AND GAS SINCE 1543.
Houston: Gulf Publishing Co., 1966. vii,487pp. Index. Bibliography. Blue cloth with title in silver on spine. Limited facsimile reprint of the 1939 original, for the centennial celebration of the first Texas oil well. SIGNED. Very slight wear to the spine ends, overall, a very good copy. Jenkins, BTB 211: “The most extensive and detailed statistical treatment of the oil industry in Texas, …was written by a prominent petroleum engineer and geologist who had worked in the oil industry in Texas since 1917…The general history in the first section is scholarly and remains the best summary on the subject.” Ernest O. Thompson: “It is high time that we had a dependable text on Texas oil and gas. C. A. Warner has now supplied that need in a most thorough and dependable work.” Walter Rundell, Jr., SWHQ – October 1963: “This is the classic history of Texas oil.” Neff, One Hundred Good Oil Books p. 12: “Major academic work which reviews the general oil history of the state… Very collectable in 1st edition and a 1966 centennial reprint.” The general history and growth section is followed by a review of the important oil and gas provinces of East Texas, Gulf Coast, North Texas, Panhandle, Southwest Texas, and West Texas. This is one of three oil books to be receive the “Basic Texas Book” designation in Jenkins’ excellent bibliography.