There is not much going on show-wise in the summer. And it is about this time each year that I start to panic about not having good new stuff for the fall shows (Cole’s at Warrenton in Late September and the North Texas Book and Paper Show in October). But this year I got lucky in June. Three major buys have given me some very special Texas stuff. There is a first-edition of Edward’s book A HISTORY OF TEXAS (1836), and a first-edition of A VISIT TO TEXAS (1834) both with the original maps. The Edward book is as nice as I have seen of this book.
All in all the stuff filled six boxes with really nice books and paper, and there may be more to come. One of the highlights is about a dozen or more Steck facsimile reprints, all in excellent condition. I now have a Steck reprint of Kendall’s Santa Fe Expedition , and also a first-edition with the original map. Come see me in September at Cole’s in Warrenton to get a glimpse of these items and possibly add them to your collection!