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51. [BROADSIDE]. TEXAS. GOVERNOR (J. S. Hogg).
Proclamation by the Governor of Texas. To All to Whom
These Presents Shall Come: Whereas, I Have Appointed a Live
Stock Sanitary Commission for the State of Texas....
Austin, September 28, 1893. Folio broadside. Small chip
to lower edge, small tear at lower edge where previously
folded, else very fine.
First printing. Establishes a livestock quarantine line necessary to prevent the spread of disease among domestic animals of Texas, "commencing at the southwest corner of the county of Pecos...on the Rio Grande...to the northeast corner of Lipscomb county." Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
52. [BROADSIDE]. [BLACK HISTORY]. Two illustrated
book advertisements printed and engraved on each side of a
4to sheet of newsprint: (1) The Entwined Lives and
Wonderfully Romantic Adventures of Miss Gabrielle
Austin...and of Redmond the Outlaw.... [lurid
illustration of the topless, White Miss Austin being
publicly whipped by a Black constable, her arm artfully
obscuring her bosom]; (2) The Beautiful and Accomplished
Charlotte Temple, an Account of Her Elopement with Lt.
Montroville. N.p., n.d. (nineteenth century). Browned,
left edge chipped, one small hole not affecting text.
Rare large-format ads for popular fiction, the first illustration especially sensational. Text accompanying the image screams: "It reads like a Novel! Thrills like a Romance!...The horrors of the Whipping Post. Miss Austin sentenced to suffer for a crime of which she is perfectly innocent-stripped to the waist-publicly disgraced, and whipped by a negro constable."
52A. [BROADSIDE]. STITH, Henry. To the Voters
of Pickens County. Pickensville [Alabama?]: Lyon, 1845.
Large folio broadside printed in 5 columns. Creased where
formerly folded and a bit of minor foxing.
In this long campaign letter dated at Carrollton, July 9, 1845, Stith writes as candidate for reelection to the state legislature. Much of it is about the act of incorporation for Carrollton and gambling. "The magnificent land of Texas" is mentioned, including annexation (which Stith enthusiastically encourages).
53. BROWN, John Henry. Indian Wars and Pioneers
of Texas. Austin: L. E. Daniell, . 762 pp.,
plates and text illustrations (mostly portraits). Large
4to, original dark slate green cloth, marbled edges. One
small snag to spine and minor shelf wear, hinges cracked.
Much better condition than usually found.
First edition. Basic Texas Books 23: "This is Brown's most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and...pioneers.... The large volume contains hundreds of biographical sketches of early Texans of the nineteenth century, with an immense amount of material that appears nowhere else. Most valuable of all are the accounts of the numerous fights and skirmishes between early Texans and Indians. Only in the works of J. W. Wilbarger and A. J. Sowell does one find a comparable amount of historical data on this facet of Texas history. Brown was himself a participant in some of the bloodiest battles." Howes B857. Rader 514. Brown come to Texas in the days of the Republic and was an eye-witness to many of the events that he describes. The first 128 pages are devoted to a history of the Indian wars with the remainder of the book being biographies of over 500 Texas pioneers and their families.
54. BRYAN, Guy M. Address to the People of the
State of Texas. [Galveston, December 29, 1860]. 4-page
folder, printed on p. 1 in 3 columns. A few minor voids,
with loss of only a letter or two. Pencil notes of Dorman
David and price of $250 at top right.
First printing. Winkler (1334) locates one other copy (UT). Bryan's speech indicts Governor Houston for despotism for failing to call the legislature into session to elect delegates to a convention to "consult upon and devise the best mode and the measure of resistance to and procure the sanction of the sovereign State of Texas thereto."
BURLESON CERTIFIES CALVIN GAGE'S SERVICE AT SAN JACINTO
55. BURLESON, Edward. Autograph document, signed,
certifying service of Calvin Gage at the Battle of San
Jacinto, dated at Colorado, June 4, 1836. 1 p., 12mo, with
docketing on verso. Attached at left corner with wax seal:
printed pay voucher completed in manuscript entitling
Calvin Gage to $24 for 3 months' service from March 1 to
June 4 in the Texas army, dated at Columbia, December 27,
1836. Leaves attached at left corner with a wax seal.
Browned, two short splits to voucher. Fine.
Documents in Burleson's hand are difficult to obtain. Burleson came to Texas in 1830. In December 1835, he was commissioned commander in chief of the volunteer forces by the Provisional Government, and in March 1836 he was officially elected colonel of the First Infantry Regiment of the Texian army. Burleson was commander of the Texas forces at the Siege of Bexar and was second in command to Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto. His regiment was the first to charge the Mexican forces at the Battle of San Jacinto. From July to December 1836 he was colonel of the frontier rangers (predecessor to the Texas Rangers). In 1838 he laid out the town of Waterloo (later Austin). Burleson served Texas in many military engagements, including the defeat of the Córdova insurrectionists (1838), the defeat of the Cherokees at Pecan Bayou (1839, over which he had a falling out with Sam Houston for killing Chief Bowl's son), and defeat of the Comanches at Plum Creek (1840). He raised the Texian troops for both the Vásquez and the Woll invasions but turned command over to Somervell, whom Houston sent to replace him. Burleson was elected vice president in 1841. In the Mexican-American War, he was senior aide-de-camp and served as a spy during the siege of Monterrey and at Buena Vista. Burleson was described by a contemporary as "a remarkable, plain, kind-hearted, benevolent, honest and unambitious man" and "a great Indian fighter." Calvin Gage came to Texas in 1834 and located in Bastrop country. He was slightly wounded at San Jacinto. See The Handbook of Texas Online (Edward Burleson; Army of the Republic of Texas); Dixon & Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, pp. 125-6, 169; and Medlar (Columbia) 13.
UNRECORDED REPUBLIC IMPRINT
FANCY INVITATION TO A BALL HONORING BURLESON
56. [BURLESON, EDWARD]. Complimentary Ball. The
Pleasure of your company is requested at a Complimentary
Ball, to be given to Gen. Edward Burleson, at the Capitol,
on the evening of Monday, the 22d instant, congratulatory
of his election to the Vice-Presidency of the Republic of
Texas. Managers...K. L. Anderson...Anson Jones...Samuel
Whiting...Thomas Pilsbury, R. M. Williamson, W. L.
Cazneau.... City of Austin, Nov. 9th, 1841. 4-page 8vo
folder, printed on p. . Inconsequential light
discoloration, else fine. Good exhibit potential.
Unrecorded Republic imprint honoring one of its leading military commanders and statesmen. Burleson was commander of the Texas forces at the Siege of Bexar and second in command to Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto. The barely literate Burleson served as vice president during Sam Houston's second administration and became leader of the anti-Houston forces, losing the presidency to Anson Jones in 1844. Streeter records similar imprints (e.g., 432, 433, 434, etc.), but not the present one. In the introduction to his bibliography, Streeter mentions other similar invitations to social events as among the most desirable Texas imprints (see p. 14).
57. BURNABY, Andrew. Travels through the Middle
Settlements in North America, in the Years 1759 and
1760.... London: Printed for T. Payne, at the
Mews-Gate, 1798. xix [1, blank] 209 pp., tables (1
folding), 2 engraved plates, large folding engraved map:
Map of Dr. Burnaby's Travels through the Middle
Settlements of North America (Mews Gate: T. Payne,
November 22, 1798; 36 x 36 cm; 14-1/4 x 14-1/4 inches;
scale not stated; red line indicates Burnaby's route). 4to,
tan calf over contemporary marbled boards, red leather
spine label. Some shelf wear, interior with moderate to
heavy foxing, generally good to very good, with
contemporary ink ownership inscription on title; map with
two small tears at juncture with book block, good to very
Third edition, revised, corrected, and greatly enlarged (first edition, London, 1775). Howes B995. Important travel account of the Revolutionary era by an exacting clergyman who saw the dangers of taxation without representation and exploitation by the mother country. Includes information on commerce, Native Americans, politics, social life, etc. Burnaby visited the length of the settled area of the colonies, stopping in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Princeton, Newport, Annapolis, Mt. Vernon, Winchester, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, etc. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
ONE OF BURNET'S EARLIEST LETTERS AS
PRESIDENT OF TEXAS,
COSIGNED BY RUSK
APPOINTING MENARD AS AGENT TO THE SHAWNEE, DELAWARE, AND KICKAPOO
58. BURNET, David G. Autograph letter, signed by
Texas President Burnet, and with endorsement signature of
Secretary of War Thomas J. Rusk, addressed to Michael B.
Menard, dated at Executive Department, Texas, March 20,
1836. 1 p., 4to. Very pale waterstain at center and uniform
age-toning, otherwise very fine.
An excellent letter, signed by Burnet and Rusk, written only four days after Burnet was elected president of the turbulent ad interim government of Texas. Burnet appoints Menard as special agent for the Republic of Texas to the Shawnee, Delaware, and Kickapoo tribes residing in the department of Nacogdoches. Menard was well suited for this appointment, having long traded and trapped with Texas tribes, beginning in 1819, eventually being made a Shawnee chief. Menard came to Texas in 1829, signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, and organized the Galveston City Company. See The Handbook of Texas Online (Burnet, Rusk, and Menard).
59. BURNET, David G. Manuscript, signed.
Accounting from R. A. Ferguson for 30 days board and
lodging, dated September 14, 1836, with Burnet's autograph
note: "Mr. Hoskins will please charge this acct to the
government. David G. Burnet, Prest." 1 p., tall 16mo,
Burnet was president ad interim of Texas from March 16 to October 22, 1836.
"THE FIRST DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES OF THE TEXAS OF THE COLONIZATION PERIOD" (STREETER)
60. BURNET, David G. To Messrs. Anthony Dey,
Wm. H. Sumner and George Curtis.... A Brief Account of
Texas.... Colonies of...Zavala, Vehlein and Burnet....
[New York? 1830]. 4-page folio folder. Creased where
formerly folded, some soiling at old creases.
First edition. Streeter 1116 (2 copies, Yale & TxU): "This letter of Burnet seems to be the first descriptive account published in the United States of the Texas of the colonization period. It was issued to aid the promotion of the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company.... Two paragraphs at the end...recommend entering Texas by way of Galveston, where agents of the company would be stationed about January 1, 1831, to assist intended settlers. They also state terms, not as far as I know printed elsewhere, of the premiums in land which will be given contractors by the Bay Company for introducing families, and emphasize that the colonization must be according to the laws of Mexico." Vandale 26.
SIGNED BY THE FIRST TEXAS PRESIDENT AND THE FIRST TEXAS GOVERNOR
61. BURNET, David G. & J. Pinckney Henderson.
Printed appointment form completed in manuscript, signed by
David G. Burnet and Pinckney Henderson. Austin, December
22, 1846. Oblong folio, ornate lettering at top. Filing
note on verso. Some bleed-through from ink, else fine.
J. Pinckney Henderson signed this document as the first governor of Texas after statehood. Burnet, who signs here as secretary of state, was the first ad interim president of Texas. By this document Thomas William Ward was appointed general commissioner of the General Land Office.
62. [BURR, AARON]. DAVIS, Matthew L. Memoirs of
Aaron Burr, with Miscellaneous Selections from His
Correspondence. New York: Harper & Brothers,
1836-37. xiv  436 + 449 [1, blank] 32 (ads) pp.,
frontispieces, folding facsimile letter. 2 vols., 8vo,
original brown pebbled brown cloth, printed spine labels.
Light outer wear, mild foxing.
First edition. Howes D126. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
63. BURRUS, Ernest J. Kino and the Cartography
of Northwestern New Spain. [Tucson]: Arizona Pioneers'
Historical Society, 1965.  104  pp., frontispiece
portrait, 5 plates, 17 maps. Folio, original red cloth.
First edition, limited edition (750 copies). Hill, p. 41: "[Kino's 1705 map of California] is the earliest extant showing the Gila River, the Colorado River, and southern Arizona, on the basis of exploration. His letters, diaries, and map are indispensable sources for knowledge of the development of geographical ideas concerning California and for the early history of the region south of the Gila on both sides of the Gulf of California."
ONLY KNOWN SIGNATURE BY AN EARLY TEXAS HORSE MARINE
64. BURTON, I[saac] W[atts]. Manuscript field
notes, signed, for a survey of 920 acres in Nacogdoches
County for Michael Costley. [Nacogdoches?], February 18,
1837. 2 pp., 8vo. Lower corner chipped, creased where
folded and lightly browned, else very good.
A rare document, there being no record before of any Burton document. Burton was one of the early distinguished rangers who specialized in capturing steamboats to keep the Mexicans from landing supplies on the Texas coast; his command became known as the Horse Marines (see The Handbook of Texas Online: Horse Marines; Isaac Watts Burton). He also served on a commission to choose a site for the capital of the Republic of Texas. Michael Costley was also a ranger in 1836, and in 1836 or 1837 founded the town of Douglass in Nacogdoches County, probably on the land described here.
65. BURTON, Richard F. The City of the Saints,
and across the Rocky Mountains to California. New York:
Harper & Brothers, 1862. xii  574  pp., engraved
frontispiece, plates, 2 folding maps. 8vo, original blue
embossed cloth. Some shelf wear (especially at spinal
extremities), contemporary pencil ownership inscription.
Very good copy, the maps fine.
First American edition. Cowan p. 87. Graff 512. Howes B1033. Plains & Rockies IV:370:2. The irrepressible Captain Burton departed from Saint Joseph on August 7, 1860, and arrived at Salt Lake City on August 25. After a stay of about one month in Utah, he continued on to California, stopping briefly at Carson City and Virginia City on the way. Burton was very interested in the Mormons and wrote about them sympathetically. The appendices contain a number of Mormon documents including an emigrant's itinerary showing distances between camping places, a description of the Mormon Temple, "The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith" by Apostle John Taylor, and a Mormon chronology. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
66. BYWATERS, Jerry (artist). Texas
Courthouse. . Original black & white
lithograph. 51 x 35.5 cm (20 x 14 inches) on a 55.6 x 45 cm
(21-7/8 x 17-3/4 inch) sheet. With signed presentation
inscription from the artist to J. Frank and Bertha Dobie in
left margin: "For 'Mr. Frank', the author, who had much
influence on me as a painter, searching for 'the way &
the light'-and for Bertha and Frank, friends, with whom we
have had many pleasant times-with many more ahead. With
immense respect-From Mary & Jerry Bywaters. 11/17/50."
Very fine, with a great inscription. Under glass, dark wood
Limited edition (50 copies). The image is not of a specific Texas courthouse, but rather an artistic synthesis of the idea and iconography of those grand old piles of history. Jerry Bywaters was born in Paris, Texas in 1906. His career spanned more than fifty years, although the majority of his work dates from 1933 to 1943. Bywaters's work is representative of the American regional artists of the period and stylistically parallels the American Scene movement. He portrayed the people, architecture, and landscapes of his Southwest with appreciation, fondness, and humor; and he worked equally well in several mediums, including painting, lithography, and public murals. Bywaters was first recognized as an artist of national importance in 1933 when Art Digest announced that he had "arrived." During the New Deal he completed six federally sponsored public mural projects at the Old City Hall in Dallas, Paris (Texas) Public Library, the Trinity, Quanah, and Farmersville Post Offices, and the Parcel Post Building in Houston. In the 1940s his artistic output began to be limited by his responsibilities as director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, a position he held for 20 years from 1943 to 1964. In 1981, he presented SMU with a gift of his papers on regional art and artists to form the Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest. See The Handbook of Texas Online (Gerald Williams [Jerry] Bywaters).
FIRST SPANISH HISTORY TO MENTION OÑATE
67. CABRERA DE CORDOBA, Luis. Felipe Segundo
Rey de Espana.... [Madrid: Sanchez, 1619].  1,176
 pp., fine engraved title depicting Philip II with
conquistadors on one side and the Virgin on the other.
Folio, full seventeenth-century calf, gilt-decorated spine
with raised bands. Binding worn and dry, joints cracked,
but internally very fine and crisp, with a strong
impression of the attractive frontispiece.
First edition. Palau 38191: "Dificil de hallar completo y en buen estado." Salva 2850: "La mayor parte de los esemplares se encuentran faltos del frontis grabado por Perret, y son poquisimos los que estan bien tratados." Wagner, Spanish Southwest 25 (locates no copies in the U.S.). This is the principal work of Cabrera (1559-1623), who fought to defend the Knights of Malta against Venetian and Turkish pirates, arranged the archives and library of Phillip II, and later became Secretary to the Queen. Book IX covers Drake's incursions in the Indies, and book XII deals with the discoveries in New Spain, with extensive coverage of the celebrated Oñate expedition to New Mexico. This is the first Spanish history to mention Oñate. Among the early visitors to Texas who are covered are Cabeza de Vaca (1528 with Narvaez), Coronado (to Texas Panhandle, Palo Duro and Tule Canyons, and the Rio Grande, 1541), Bonilla (Great Plains of Texas, 1595), and Oñate (El Paso, 1598). Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
THE ROYAL REGLAMENTO GOVERNING THE FRONTIER PRESIDIOS IN TEXAS
68. CARLOS III (King of Spain). Reglamento e
instrucción para los presidios que se han de formar
en la linea de frontera de la Nueva España resuelto
por el Rey Nuestro Señor en cédula de 10 de
setiembre de 1771. Mexico: La Oficina de la Aguila,
dirigida por Jos Ximeno, 1834. 30 pp. Small folio, original
plain paper wrappers. Very fine, preserved in a half
morocco folding box.
The first edition of this important and enduring borderlands decree was published in Spain in 1772, followed by Mexico City editions in 1773 and 1790. Thereafter, the bibliography is a unclear. Wagner, Spanish Southwest (159c) notes an edition of 1772 with 46 pages (one location) and comments: "This edition contains no imprint but has all the appearance of having been printed in one of the frontier provinces before 1825, very likely at Saltillo or Monterey." Wagner's next entry (159d) is a Monterrey (Nuevo León) edition with 54 pages (one location), and he comments: "There is a notice in the catalogue of the Andrade sale of an edition in 30 pages folio, Mexico, 1834, and I have seen a notice of another edition of Madrid, 1822." Streeter (706B) notes the present edition, and locates no copies in Texas, only the Bancroft copy and his own (now at Yale). Streeter follows Wagner's findings and adds two intriguing comments: "Sabin 56262 records a Madrid, 1822, edition. In June, 1955, Dawson of Los Angeles quoted at $75 an edition published at Ures, Sonora, in 1855." Cowan, p. 526 (listing the Madrid 1772 edition and a 1773 edition without noting place of publication). Eberstadt, Texas 162:141 (the Mexico, 1773 edition) & 142 (present edition). Graff 3913 (his entry 3912 is the Madrid 1772 edition). Harper, Texas, Mexico, and the Southwest 12: "Of the most fundamental importance in the history and bibliography of Texas and the Spanish Southwest." Howes N225 (follows Wagner and adds the present edition). Palau 254622. Tate, The Indians of Texas, p. 218: "Rubí conducted one of the most important tours of Spanish Texas, and he concluded that because imperial troops were spread too thin to deal with Indians and European interlopers, a total reorganization was needed. Rubí called for the abandonment of the overextended East Texas missions and a strengthening of mission-presidio complexes around San Antonio."
Bibliographical complexities aside, this handsome imprint is of primary importance for the Spanish Southwest and the borderlands. "This Reglamento grew out of the tour of inspection of the Marqués de Rubí and contains the substance of the Instrucción which was prepared in Mexico and printed in 1771. It was in effect for a long time, as can be seen from the number of editions printed. The line of presidios marked out by Rubí formed a cordon of fifteen. It extended from Altar in Sonora to La Bahía in Texas and was maintained with a few exceptions until the Revolution, and in fact even later. The republican government in Mexico made a few changes in location, but generally speaking the system lasted until early 1850" (Wagner 159). Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
69. [CATLIN, GEORGE]. DONALDSON, Thomas. "Part V.
The George Catlin Indian Gallery...with Memoir and
Statistics," in Annual Report of the Board of
Regents of the Smithsonian Institution...July, 1885. Part
II. Washington: HRMD15, pt. 2, 1886. xiii  (index to
Annual Report); xi  264; vii  939 pp., 144
plates (mostly wood engraved, but including 3 photogravure
portraits of Catlin at different stages of his life); 7
maps. The maps include 5 wood-engraved maps in text (3
fold-out), and 2 large folding photolithographic maps at
end: (1) ATKINS, John D. C. Map Showing the Location of
the Indian Reservations within the Limits of the United
States and Territories...1885 (51.2 x 84 cm; 20-7/8 x
33-3/8 inches; tinted tan and terracotta); (2) STRUM, G. P.
Indian Territory 1887... (61 x 81.2 cm; 24 x 32-1/4
inches; full vivid color, by Julius Bien). Thick 8vo,
original full government sheep (neatly rebacked with
matching leather, black leather spine label, fresh
endpapers). Original covers moderately scuffed, marginal
browning to preliminary and terminal leaves, a few short
splits (no losses) to the first of the two large folding
maps at end.
First edition. This scarce and valuable mammoth compilation includes facsimiles of documents, tables, Native American linguistics, Catlin's itineraries, a history of the Indian Territory, and much historical data unavailable elsewhere on Native American tribes, 1820-1886. Of special interest is material on Catlin's experiences in Texas and on Texas tribes, including plates: Great Comanche Village, Texas, in 1834; and Comanche Feats of Horsemanship. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 43: "Catlin was our first real painter of the West." Field 260. Howes C241 & D416. McCrackin 8. Pilling 689. Plains & Rockies IV:84:8. Raines, p. 46. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2145: "Includes notes made by Catlin during his 1834 trip to the Wichita Mountains with the Dodge-Leavenworth expedition. Catlin described and sketched Comanches, Kiowas and Wacos for his final report." Wheat, Transmississippi West, pp. 453-5. See Richard Ribb's interesting article on Catlin in The Handbook of Texas Online (George Catlin). Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
70. [CAZNEAU, Jane Maria Eliza McManus Storms].
Texas and Her Presidents. With a Glance at Her Climate
and Agricultural Capabilities. By Corinne Montgomery
[pseudonym]. New York: E. Winchester, New World Press,
1845. [2, title] vi -122 [6, ads] pp., engraved
portraits (Lamar, Houston, and Archer), text illustrations.
12mo, modern half burgundy morocco over maroon cloth. Some
offsetting to title from portrait, old ink number "10" on
title. Very rare.
First edition. Streeter 1572 (6 copies, none in Texas, most defective in some respect): "Important [for] showing the opinion of an intelligent contemporary on Burnet and his successors. Burnet and Lamar come off well, with Houston characterized in one instance as 'drunk, wavering and unreliable'.... In an appendix...there is a scathing sketch of Houston and a short note on Anson Jones, both said by Mrs. Cazneau to be by 'a high authority,' and an appreciative sketch by her of Branch T. Archer. At the beginning there is an introduction on how annexation came about." William L. Cazneau whom she had married by 1850 was active in the Texas congress and later engaged in various colonization schemes in Texas, the West Indies, and Central America. One of these was to establish a town site at Eagle Pass on the "Rio Grande." Wallace (Destiny and Glory, Chapter 12) describes the author as "the most adventurous of any American woman on record" and says that she "deserves far more than the oblivion which has been her fate." Notable American Women I:315-16: "Her career...epitomizes the cycle of nineteenth-century American expansionism." See The Handbook of Texas Online (Jane Maria Eliza McManus Cazneau).
71. CHANDLESS, William. A Visit to Salt Lake;
Being a Journey across the Plains and a Residence in the
Mormon Settlements at Utah. London: Smith, Elder, 1857.
xii, 346 pp., lithographed folding map: Map Shewing
the Author's Route (16.2 x 28.5 cm; 6-3/8 x 11-1/8
inches; scale not stated). 8vo, original orange
blind-stamped cloth. Spine light, hinges cracked, front
endsheet stained. Armorial bookplate of Hugh Gurney Barclay
on front pastedown.
First edition. Cowan, p. 113. Graff 646. Howes C286. Plains & Rockies IV:287: "Chandless crossed the plains as a wagon driver in the summer of 1855, departing from Atchison in July and arriving at Salt Lake City on the first of November. The long description of Salt Lake and the Mormons is based on his stay of two months. In January 1856 he set out for California by way of Fillmore, Cedar City, San Bernardino and Los Angeles. Camp found the account 'a very entertaining book.'" Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
72. CHANNING, William E. A Letter to the Hon.
Henry Clay, on the Annexation of Texas to the United
States. Boston: Munroe, 1837. 72 pp. 12mo, later blue
cloth. Preliminary leaves foxed and stained, with a few
marginal tears and repairs.
First edition of this famous anti-Texas pamphlet. Eberstadt, Texas 162:136: "Justin H. Smith says [this important pamphlet] 'exerted a wonderful influence in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico, and still echoes in current books and in public sentiment.'" Raines, p. 48: "The mental equipoise of the great moralist was habitually disturbed by his abhorrence of slavery. The letter was translated into Spanish immediately and circulated in Mexico." Streeter 1266.
73. [CHILD, D. L.]. The Texan Revolution.
Republished with Additions from the Northampton
(Massachusetts) Gazette, to Which Is Added a Letter from
Washington on the Annexation of Texas, and the Late Outrage
in California, by Probus [caption title]. [Washington,
1843]. 84 pp. 8vo, disbound. First and last leaves foxed,
previous owner's signature in ink in upper corner.
Preserved in half calf slipcase.
First edition of letters published the previous year in the Northampton Gazette, with added material on California and Oregon that did not appear in the newspaper articles. Cowan, p. 116. Howes C380. Streeter 1451: "The tenor of these letters appears from the title of the second one: The Kindness and Generosity of the Mexicans, the Ingratitude and Falsehoods of the American Emigrants, and the Pretexts of the Revolution.... Discusses and criticizes at length the taking of Monterey by Commodore Jones in 1842 and incidentally comments adversely on our claims to Oregon." No. 4 discusses the "Real Causes of the Revolution," which he argues were "to maintain slavery against the Government of Mexico...and to open in Texas a perpetual slave market."
74. CHILTON, F. B. Unveiling and Dedication of
Monument to Hood's Texas Brigade on the Capitol Grounds at
Austin, Texas  and Minutes of the Thirty-Ninth
Annual Reunion of Hood's Texas Brigade
Association...Together with a Short Monument and Brigade
Association History and Confederate Scrap Book....
Houston: Published by the author, 1911. 370  pp.,
frontispiece portrait of Hood, plates, illustrations. 4to,
original three-quarter black leather over gilt-lettered
maroon pebbled cloth. Very fine. Tipped in: (1) Speech
of Hon. James P. Buchanan of Texas in the House of
Representatives, March 24, 1916 (Washington: GPO,
1916), 4 pp.; and (2) folded page from the Houston
Chronicle with the headline article "Chilton's Defense
of Jefferson Davis in reply to 'Cyclone.'" Presentation
inscription: "Hon. J. P. Buchanan, Member of Congress from
Texas, Washington, D.C. With a deep sense of gratitude from
every living United Confederate Veteran, Son and Daughter
of the Confederacy and all lovers of the sacred History of
the South and good men and women all throughout this great
nation of ours-and particularly in the name of Hood's Texas
Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia-this book is presented
to the noble champion of the illustrious President of the
Southern Confederacy in Halls of Congress. By the Author,
T. B. Chilton, Houston, Texas, April 2nd, 1916."
First edition. Howes C386. Rader 769. Very scarce work on the legendary unit, of which Charles Ramsdell remarked: "It is safe to say that no single brigade on either side in the Civil War gained greater or more merited fame than Hood's Texas Brigade." See The Handbook of Texas Online (Hood's Texas Brigade).
75. [CISNEROS, José (illustrator)].
ALCÁZAR DE VELASCO, A. & Cleofas Calleros.
Historia del templo de Nuestra Señora de
1953. 183  pp. (all text pages within red decorative
borders), 27 plates (10 by Cisneros, 10 facsimiles, 7
photographs), photograph of authors tipped onto p. 1.
Folio, original full calf binding by Felipe Montilla Duarte
with ornate gilt decorative design on covers, gilt spine
with raised bands, inner gilt dentelles, and burgundy silk
moiré endpapers. Hand-written errata on p. 1. Signed
by authors. Unnumbered presentation copy to Pat and Mary
Kaye Hooker signed by Cisneros. Mint condition.
First edition, limited edition (58 copies). Introduction by Carlos C. Castañeda. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Cisneros) 11.
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