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“The Ingratitude and Falsehoods of the American Emigrants”

37

. [CHILD, David Lee].

The Texan Revolution...to Which Is Added a

Letter from Washington on the Annexation of Texas, and the Late

Outrage in California, by Probus

. [Washington,

1843

].

8

vo, disbound.

Scattered light to moderate foxing, otherwise

fi

ne. Scarce and impor-

tant abolitionist tract concerning slavery in Texas.

First edition

of let-

ters published the previous year in the

Northampton Gazette

, with

added material on California and Oregon that did not appear in the

newspaper articles. Cowan II, p.

116

. Eberstadt,

Texas

162

:

148

.

116

.

Howes C

380

. Jones,

Adventures in Americana

1060

. Rader

767

. Sabin

12702

. 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

. Following these four letters is...

Danger of the

Annexation of Texas at the next Session of Congress—Outrage in

California

.... It discusses and criticizes at length the taking of

Monterey by Commodore Jones in

1842

and incidentally comments

adversely on our claims to Oregon.”

(

$1

,

000

-

2

,

000

)

38

. [CHÍNIPAS MISSIONS]. HOLUB, Wenceslao. Autograph let-

ter, signed twice, to Father Visitor Pedro Pablo Macida, dated at

Satebó, June

11

,

1764

.

1

p., folio. Creased where formerly folded, a few

minor wormholes touching a few letters, lower left corner (about an

inch square; no losses). In this missionary letter from the remote

Copper Canyon area, Jesuit Father Holub of Bohemia thanks Father

Macida for the syrups he has given him; reports that smallpox among

the Indians has diminished; laments that the mules have died, mak-

ing transportion in the mountains impossible; states that ministry is

still needed; and requests leave in Mexico City to recuperate. This

text gives unusual insight into the problems of being a Catholic mis-

sionary in such a remote area where resources such as food, medicine,

and proper transportation were di

ffi

cult to acquire. Source material

from this outpost at this time is a rare survival.

(

$400

-

800

)

39

. COAHUILA Y TEJAS.

Gaceta del Gobierno Departamental de

Coahuila. Tomo

1

o

. Sabado

24

de Marza de

1838

. No.

10

....

[Saltillo,

March

4

,

1838

].

4

pp., folio. Except for one small fox mark, very

fi

ne.

Very rare Borderlands quasi-o

ffi

cial newspaper.

First edition.

Charno,

p.

295

(no clue as to issue dates, and locating only a single issue on

micro

fi

lm, in the Bancroft Library-March

17

,

1838

). Contains an

accounting summary of the state of Coahuila y Tejas, among which

are expenses for the seven presidial companies who occupy both

Coahuila and Texas, the Army of the North, and the extraordinary

expenses for the Texas War.

(

$300

-

600

)

40

. COAHUILA Y TEJAS (Mexican State). LAWS ( January

27

,

1834

). [Decree extending the Lorenzo de Zavala and John

McMullen’s colonization contracts for four years]. [Monclova,

1834

].

Folio broadside printed on laid paper watermarked with a nude

fi

gure

astride a globe holding a banner reading “La Bella Americana.” Left

edge with small holes in blank left margins, light waterstain on left

side, two contemporary ink numbers in upper right blank corner.

First edition

. Not in Streeter. Zavala (

1788

-

1836

) was an important

fi

gure in securing the freedom of Texas after he turned his back on

his former friend Santa-Anna. For example, he helped draft the

fi

rst

Texas Constitution and was one of two Mexican signers of the Texas

Declaration of Independence. John McMullen (

1785

-

1853

), attempted

to found a colony of Irish emigrants on an empresario grant he had

been given in

1828

. The settlement, known as the McMullen-

McGloin colony, resulted in the founding of San Patricio. This

extension is for the lands their colony was on. McMullen served in

the Texas provisional government.

(

$200

-

400

)

41

. COAHUILA Y TEXAS (Mexican State). VICE GOBER-

NADOR ( Juan Martín de Veramendi). [Decree of February

4

,

1833

,

providing for elections in Coahuila y Tejas under the new federal

government].

El Vice-gobernador Constitucional del Estado libre inde-

pendiente y soberano de Coahuila y Tejas á todos sus habitantes

.... [Leona

Vicario,

1833

]. Broadside. Creased where formerly folded, lightly

foxed at crease, otherwise

fi

ne, with o

ffi

cial ink, rubrics and transmit-

tal to note Béjar.

First edition.

Rare Northern Mexican imprint.

Eberstadt,

Texas

162

:

876

. Streeter

789

(locating only his own copy,

now at Yale). Streeter,

The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty

Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides

61

. The subsequent abandonment of

federalism by Mexico for centralism is said to be one of the major

irritants leading the Texans to revolt. See Streeter

775

for a condensed

essay on the labyrinthine political background.

(

$400

-

800

)

With a Very Rare Edition of Keeler’s Celebrated National Map

42

. COPLEY, Josiah.

Kansas and the Country Beyond....

Philadelphia,

1867

. Lithograph map with original color wash:

Map of the Routes of

the Union Paci

fi

c Railroads with their Eastern Connections,

neat line to

neat line:

37

x

96

.

5

cm.

8

vo, original printed wrappers. Upper wrap

with chipping to blank margins (old

fi

lmoplast reinforcements on

wrap and spine). Map

fi

ne save for one minor spot at lower right and

creasing where folded into the pamphlet. No copy of the pamphlet or

map have been o

ff

ered at auction for over thirty years.

First edition.

Adams,

Herd

581

. Howes C

767

. Modelski

591

. Rader

926

. Sabin

16696

. Wheat,

Mapping the Transmississippi West

#

117

& Vol. V, Part

I, pp.

209

-

213

(illustrating map between pp.

204

-

205

): “Keeler’s rail-

road map is full of factual information, but it is also full of hope.” The

map is another incarnation of Keeler’s celebrated

National Map

of the

same year, with ampli

fi

cation of the railroad system. The present map

is far more rare than the

National Map.

For more on the

National

Map

, see Gra

ff 2281

. Howes K

22

. Martin & Martin

47

. Phillips,

America,

p.

916

. Streeter Sale

3077

.

(

$2

,

500

-

5

,

000

)

Zamorano Eighty

“The first book that relates exclusively to California” (Cowan)

43

. [COSTANSÓ, Miguel].

Diario histórico de los viages de mar, y tier-

ra hechos al norte de la California de orden del Excelentíssimo Señor

Marqués de Croix, Virrey, Governador, y Capitán General de la Nueva

España....

Mexico, [

1770

]. Final leaf supplied in excellent facsimile.

Folio, later protective paper wrappers. A few minor stains and paper

fl

aws, otherwise in very good condition.

First edition.

Cowan I, pp.

56

-

57

: “Of the utmost importance” Cowan II, p.

144

. Gra

ff 884

. Hill

I, p.

69

; II:

380

. Howes C

795

: “Intrinsic importance and superlative

rarity, combined with its status as the

fi

rst book devoted entirely to

California, place this item, either in Spanish or English, in the top

rank of memorable and desirable California books.”

Libros

Californianos

(Bliss, Cowan & Wagner lists), pp.

15

-

16

,

20

,

24

.

Mathes,

California Colonial Bibliography

55

. Medina,

México

5363

.

Pilling

902

. Sabin

17019

. Streeter,

Americana-Beginnings

74

. Streeter

Sale

2437

: “The Portolá expedition was sent to found Monterey and

San Diego, the

fi

rst settlements in what is now the state of

California. Approaching settlement from the north by the Russians

prompted the Spanish to occupy formally Alta California. It was also