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San Juan Bautista: Gateway to Spanish Texas by Robert S. Weddle - First Edition - 1968 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

San Juan Bautista: Gateway to Spanish Texas

by Robert S. Weddle

Condition: Near fine/very good


Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1968. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine/very good. A near fine first edition in a very good, price clipped dust jacket. Orange cloth boards. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Mild soil marks to last free end paper. Dust jacket showing toning at spine, and two tiny closed tears. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 469 pp. including bibliography and index. Octavo. In their efforts to assert dominion over vast reaches of the (now U.S.) Southwest in the seventeenth century, the Spanish built a series of far-flung missions and presidios at strategic locations. One of the most important of these was San Juan Bautista del Río Grande, located at the present-day site of Guerrero in Coahuila, Mexico. Despite its significance as the main entry point into Spanish Texas during the colonial period, San Juan Bautista was generally forgotten until the first publication of this book in 1968. Weddle's narrative is a fascinating chronicle of the many religious, military, colonial, and commerical expeditions that passed through San Juan and a valuable addition to knowledge of the Spanish borderlands. It won the Texas Institute of Letters Amon G. Carter Award for Best Southwest History in 1969.


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