TEXAS AND THE TEXANS; OR, THE ADVANCE OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN TO THE SOUTH-WEST; INCLUDING A HISTORY OF LEADING EVENTS IN MEXICO, FROM THE CONQUEST BY FERNANDO CORTES TO THE TERMINATION OF THE TEXAN REVOLUTION.
Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1841. Two vols.—viii,314 & v,403pp. Original embossed cloth, with the title in gilt and gilt Lone Stars on the spines. Externally, both volumes have been skillfully rebacked with the original spines laid-down. There is some spotting and staining to the covers. Internally, there is light foxing throughout. In all, a good, or better set. Jenkins, BTB 63: “One of the most influential books on Texas in its time, this work is still of considerable value and interest…provides material on numerous aspects of Texas History not available elsewhere.” Raines, Bibliography of Texas p.84: “One of the best histories for the period covered…with letters of Austin, Houston, Fannin et al.” Eberstadt: “Contains many rare documents and is a valuable authority.” The author wrote this with the aid of the most prominent Texas pioneers and officials of the Republic. There is information on Burr’s project, activities of the Austins, the colonies, the expedition of Magee, Long and others, the Fredonian War, the War of Independence, the civil history of the Republic and its relations with and recognition by the United States.