New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1947. Hardcover. 326pp. Octavo [22 cm] Blue and black cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The extremities are gently rubbed, bumped and faded. The spine is very slightly rolled back. The bottom edges of the covers are a little stained, and there is a small stain on the top edge of the text block. The pages are browned. The dust jacket is in good condition, with rubbing. The spine and the rear panel have general staining. There are a couple of thin green pen marks on the rear panel as well. The edges are chipped and creased. There are multiple small losses from the edges. The largest loss is from the paper at the head of the spine, and measures 1 inch wide by 1/2 inch deep. The edges also have 5 small closed tears. The longest closed tear is 1 inch long. Price-clipped. Item #32254
From the jacket- "A country within a country, Texas, throughout the four centuries of her history, has been the meeting point of alien people and diverse heritages, so that today she represents the focal point of many conflicting cultures."