Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century, Studies in Spanish Colonial History and Administration
Author: Herbert Eugene Bolton (1870-1953)
Publisher: University of California Press
x+-501 pages with frontispiece, illustrations, maps, facsimiles, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2') bound in original publisher's wrappers. University of California Publications in History Volume III. First edition.
This book, as its title indicates, treats of the history Spanish province of Texas during the middle eighteenth after the conquest and occupation of that region had been definitely effected. No attempt is made to deal with the early period from 1689 to 1730. As the author states in his preface, is not intended to be a complete history of the period covers. It is, instead, a reprint of four monographs published by the author at various times in the Texas State Historical Association Quarterly and its successor, the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, preceded by a general introduction covering the period within which the special studies fall. Each of the articles has been revised and amplified by the incorporation of new sections and additional details. The most important contribution of Professor Bolton, however, consists of the extended introductory sketch, which occupies one hundred and thirty-three of the five hundred and one pages of the book. For this intro duction he has taken the cream of his special studies, supplemented by summaries of other printed books and monographs on the period, and of manuscript material hitherto unused, thus giving for the first time an authoritative and connected account of the chief events in the history of Texas during the years from 1730 to 1789. (The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 1916)
Spine ends chipped, edge wear with some chips, heal front hinge beginning to separate else about very good.
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