First edition. Near fine (some light dust spots) in dust jacket with light wear and fading. A review copy with a review slip and the publisher's original prospectus laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 12101
Anyone interested in Texas history will find Jenkins's bibliography indispensable. After fourteen years of research into the more than 100,000 books published on Texas since Cabeza de Vaca's Relación of 1542, Jenkins, formerly an Austin rare book dealer, author, and bibliophile, selected 224 books that he considered essential for any Texas library. The entry on each book provides a substantial critical essay and full bibliographical details on every printing and issue. An additional 1,017 books are discussed and appraised, and an annotated guide to 217 Texas bibliographies is included. This revised edition, now available at a new low price, includes more than 100 changes and additions to the 1983 edition.
"I cannot imagine a book collector, or any Texas scholar, without a copy . . . of Basic Texas Books."
—Dorman H. Winfrey, former director, Texas State Library
Title: Basic Texas books: An annotated bibliography...
Publisher: Jenkins Pub. Co
Publication Date: 1983
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Jenkins Pub. Co, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. First Edition. Some wear and soil to DJ, minor foxing to end pages ; 10.50 X 7.30 X 2.40 inches; 648 pages. Seller Inventory # 101918
Book Description Austin, Jenkins Publishing, 1983, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Near Fine in Very Good Plus Jacket. 1st Edition. 648pp. Seller Inventory # CRB3146
Book Description Jenkins Publishing Company, Austin, TX, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First edition. INSCRIBED BY JOHN H. JENKINS. First Edition. c.1983. Hardcover. Blue cloth, gilt spine titles. 4to. 648pp. Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket. Light general shelfwear, mild rubbing to spine-ends, mild soil to foredge. Moderate edgewear to dustjacket, rubbing, light soil. Seller Inventory # C000017082
Book Description Jenkins Pub Co, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 1983. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. .[xi, 648pgs.].SIGNED BY AUTHOR.ILLUSTRATED.Blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine.TEXT CLEAN.No D.J. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 006170
Book Description Jenkins Publishing, Austin, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. 1st. The result of 14 years of research, this is a guide to the 224 books that the author considers essential for any Texas research library . . . Seller Inventory # 9018291
Book Description Published by Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin, TX. 1983., 1983. A First Edition signed by the author, John H. Jenkins, on the first free end page. Signed only. The definitive bibliography on Texas books and now very scarce in the signed first edition. 648 pages. This scarce first edition in original dust jacket. This book was purchased at a book collector's estate sale and has his name stamp in the top right corner of the first free end page. This book is a valuable reference guide in any Texana collector's library. Dust jacket has very light wear and a closed one inch tear to the front top edge. Original blue cloth binding. Dust jacket and book are in Near Fine condition. First Edition, First Printing. Book condition: Near Fine. Jacket condition: Near Fine. Binding is: Hardcover. Standard Book Size. Signed by author. Seller Inventory # 123648
Book Description Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin, TX, 1983. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. The scarce Limited Edition, signed by both Jenkins and the book's designer, William Holman. This is no. 29 (XXIX) of 85 copies. Very Good. From the personal collection of ardent Texana collector, Dr. Mavis Kelsey, the book has been thoroughly, but gently read. There's a trace of wear at corners and heel of spine and mild rubbing to forward edge of spine. Blue cloth binding with a leather title label. Housed in a Near Fine matching blue slipcase. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 40646