Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1955 - 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Signed presentation copy of the complete 5 volume set with dust jackets, by Thomas Streeter, the most respected authority on materials relating to Texas.
The Bibliography is considered the prime authority on early Texas imprints. It contains more than 1,600 entries, among them novels, musical scores, pamphlets, official documents and maps. Streeter published this exceptional work between 1955 and 1960, in three parts printed in 5 volumes. Streeter also compiled the largest known private collection of Texana by the time of his death.
Streeter's inscription reads, "to my old friend Chauncey C. Nash", and is signed in ink in full, dated March 10, 1956. Nash was a stockbroker and noted collector of American furniture. The three parts of the Bibliography consist of: Part I, Texas Imprints (2 vols., 1955), Part II, Mexican Imprints Relating to Texas (1 vol., 1956), and Part III, United States and European Imprints Relating to Texas (2 vols., 1960).
Five 4to volumes, the original dust jackets now protected with mylar covers. Three of the dust jacket spines a little dusty, one of these with 2 closed splits and chipped at the base of spine. Blue gilt cloth, covers bright and fresh; text bright and clean. OCLC: 702324394. Very good condition. Item #25024