The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 93
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America -on the same plan. This plan has its merits and demerits.
It throws greater labor upon the editor to have the proper harmony,
while it tends to secure better work on any special topic; and the
rule, as I take it, holds good as to the excellence of the monographs
in these volumes. Certainly it would be hard to find a more re-
spectable array of well-known 'Texas writers than the contributors
to the Comprehensive History.
A gem in typography and mechanical finish, this history is a vast
picture gallery, with its hundreds of portraits, never before pub-
lished, of famous men and women of Texas.
If a man were to be restricted to one book on Texas, I would
advise him to get Scarff's "Comprehensive History," as it makes, in
itself, -a good library on Texas. The citation of authorities at the
proper places would have added much to the value of the work.
The editing of such a comprehensive work, with its many mono-
graphs, must have been an arduous task, requiring critical taste,
mental equipoise, and thorough acquaintance with the subject in all
its details, to say nothing ,of patient industry and common-sense.
From the excellence of the editorial work :apparent -on its face, it
may be inferred that Mr. Wooten, the editor, possessed all these
qualifications in an eminent degree. Both editor and publisher are
to be congratulated on the production of these volumes.
C. W. RAINES.
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