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The Library of Texas Series

The Library of Texas Series, jointly published by the DeGolyer Library and the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, attempts to make accessible various nineteenth-century books or previously unpublished source manuscripts in Texas history, newly edited, annotated, and introduced by contemporary scholars, with helpful indexes, all attractively designed, printed, and bound uniformly in cloth.

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List of Publications

To the People of Texas, an Appeal in Vindication of His Conduct of the Navy  by Commodore Edwin W. Moore, T.N

To the People of Texas, an Appeal in Vindication of His Conduct of the Navy by Commodore Edwin W. Moore, T.N

Author: Edwin Ward Moore, 1811-1865

Edited by Jonathan W. Jordan.
2011. xxix, 203 p., 8 p. of plates, ill., map. Cloth.
First published in 1843.

$60.00 - Order form (pdf)

Twenty years among the Mexicans

Twenty years among the Mexicans: a narrative of missionary labor

Author: Melinda Rankin, 1811-1888

Edited by Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga and Timothy Paul Bowman.
2008. xxxvii, 149 p., ill., maps, ports. Cloth.
First published in 1875.

$55.00

Book Cover: The West from a car-window

The West from a car-window

Author: Richard Harding Davis, 1864-1916

Edited by Char Miller.
2006. xxv, 123 p., ill., map, facsim. Cloth.
First published in 1892.

$55.00

Book Covers: A Texas patriot on trial in Mexico: Jose  Antonio Navarro and the Texan Santa Fe expedition: a bilingual edition.

A Texas patriot on trial in Mexico: José Antonio Navarro and the Texan Santa Fe expedition: a bilingual edition.

Author: José Antonio Navarro, 1795-1871

With translation, introduction, and notes by Andrés Reséndez.
2005. xxxii, 134 p., ill., map. Cloth.
Based on previously unpublished manuscripts at the Beinecke Library, Yale.

$55.00

Book Cover: A journey through Texas; or, A saddle-trip  on the southwestern frontier

A journey through Texas; or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier

Author: Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822-1903

Edited by Randolph B. Campbell.
2004. xxi, 321 p., ill. Cloth.
First published in 1857.

$55.00

Book Cover: Narrative of the Texan Santa Fé expedition

Narrative of the Texan Santa Fé expedition: comprising a description of a tour through Texas, and across the great southwestern prairies, the Camanche and Caygua hunting-grounds, with an account of the sufferings from want of food, losses from hostile Indians, and final capture of the Texans and their march, as prisoners, to the city of Mexico; with illustrations and maps

Author: Geo. Wilkins (George Wilkins) Kendall, 1809-1867

Edited by Gerald D. Saxon & William B. Taylor.
2004. 2 v., ill., maps. Cloth.
First published in 1844.

$75.00 (two volumes)

The adventures and recollections of General  Walter P. Lane, a San Jacinto veteran

The adventures and recollections of General Walter P. Lane, a San Jacinto veteran: containing sketches of the Texian, Mexican and late wars, with several Indian fights thrown in

Author: Walter P. (Walter Paye) Lane, 1817-1892

Edited by Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr.
2000. 216 p. Cloth. First published in 1887.

$55.00

North America, particularly Texas in the year 1849: a travel account ;  a book for emigrants, especially for persons enthusiastic about emigration

North America, particularly Texas in the year 1849: a travel account ; a book for emigrants, especially for persons enthusiastic about emigration

Author: Wilhelm Steinert

Translated from the German by Gilbert J. Jordan; edited by G. Jordan-Bychkov.
1999. xiv, 206 p., ill. (some col.), map, facsim. Cloth.
First published, in German, in 1850.

1999 publication out of print; reprinted in paperback, 2003.
$10.00

Book Cover: The diary of William Fairfax Gray: from  Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837

The diary of William Fairfax Gray: from Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837

Author: William Fairfax Gray, 1787-1841

Edited from the original manuscript, with an introduction and notes, by Paul Lack.
1997. xxviii, 303 p.,  ill. Cloth.
First published in 1909.

$55.00

Book Cover: The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days

The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days

Author: Noah Smithwick, 1808-1899

Compiled by Nanna Smithwick Donaldson. Edited by Alwyn Barr.
1995. xvi, 293 p., port. Cloth.
First published in 1900.

$55.00

Journal of the Texian expedition against Mier Book Cover

Journal of the Texian expedition against Mier: subsequent imprisonment of the author, his sufferings, and final escape from the castle of Perote: with reflections upon the present political and probable future relations of Texas, Mexico, and the United States...

Author: Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson) Green, 1802-1863

Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Sam W. Haynes.
1993. xxvi, 293 p., ill. Cloth.
First published in 1845.

(out of print)

Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, or, Yachting in the New World

Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, or, Yachting in the New World

Author: Mrs. Houstoun (Matilda Charlotte), 1815?-1892

Edited by Marilyn McAdams Sibley.
1991. xviii, 274 p., ill. Cloth.
First published in 1845.

$55.00