THE COMANCHE BARRIER TO SOUTH PLAINS SETTLEMENT.
Abilene: Hardin-Simmons University, 1991. xviii, 260pp. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. Woodcut illustrations by Barbara Whitehead. Cloth spine with paper label and boards. Edited by Kenneth J. Jacobs. New introduction by A. C. Greene. Designed and printed by W. Thomas Taylor in a limited edition of 600 copies issued to celebrate the centennial of Hardin-Simmons University. Fine copy (no dust jacket issued), encased in what appears to be a publisher’s slipcase. Tate, Indians of Texas 2415: “The standard history of the Comanche raids on Texas, and the reprisals and systems of frontier defense organized by Texans and U. S. Army….The book well relates the feelings of the white settlers toward the government, the army, and the Comanches.” Greene, The 50 Best Books on Texas: “This is a straightforward history done well and done professionally….a model of historical viewing and information.” The first edition was produced in 1933 during the Great Depression and, to save costs, portions of the manuscript were eliminated. This printing restores approximately 11,000 words deleted from the original. A very handsome volume, it is considered the best edition and was out of print a few months after publication.