The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957

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RUDOLPH L. BIESELE, Editor
Bibliography of Texas, 1795-z845, Part I, Texas Imprints. By
Thomas W. Streeter. Cambridge (Harvard University Press),
1955. Two volumes, paged continuously, lxxxi+616. Plates,
appendices, and index. $2o.oo.
Mr. Streeter's Bibliography of Texas is one of a scant half-dozen
great literary productions relating to the history of Texas; this
reviewer gazes in humble awe at the two volumes of Part I now
laying open on his desk and contemplates with admiration on the
fortitude, the energy, and the enterprise of the man responsible
for this work. A successful business man, member and chairman
of numerous boards of directors, with multitudinous duties that
would have been the undoing of many, Mr. Streeter has found
(or made) time in his busy life for innumerable voluntary serv-
ices to the cause of human knowledge. Mr. Streeter refers to these
activities as his hobby, not the least part of which has been his
long interest in early Texas bibliography. It is as a hobbyist, a
bibliophile, that his name will be perpetuated in Texas.
The Streeter Bibliography of Texas is divided into three parts:
Part I, now published in two volumes and reviewed here, contains
descriptions of books, pamphlets, folders, broadsides, and maps
printed in what is now Texas during the period 1795-1845. Part
II, according to the introduction to Part I, will contain material
"that directly and predominately relates to Texas and was printed
in what is now Mexico" during the same period, and Part III
will describe Texana of the same fifty years span printed in the
United States and Europe. To the average Texas historian, Part
III will probably be of the most value, and if the tremendously
high standard of excellence set by Part I can be sustained through-
out the set, a literary monument unrivalled in its kind anywhere
will have been erected.
The two volumes of Part I contain the following sections:
Introduction, A Brief Sketch of Printing in Texas through 1845,

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