Dorothy Sloan -- Books

AUCTION 22

 

Lots of News from Texas—War & Rumors of War

Organization of Texas Rangers


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442.     Niles’ Weekly Register. Vol. 49 (September 5, 1835-February 27, 1836); [with] Vol. 51 (September 3, 1836-February 25, 1837); [and] Vol. 52 (March 4, 1837-August 26, 1837). Baltimore, 1835-1837. [i-ii] iii-viii, [1] 2-456 pp. (lacking pp. 55-58) + [i-ii] iii-viii, [1] 2-416 pp. + [i-iii] iv-vii [1, blank], [1] 2-416 pp. Vol. 49: 8vo (25 x 17 cm); Vols. 51 and 52, folio (32 x 21.5 cm), 3 vols., contemporary sheep over marbled boards. Bindings moderately worn and rubbed, corners bumped, some foxing and browning to text.

     First editions. Floyd, pp. 174-178. Lamazow, American Periodicals a Collector’s Manual and Reference Guide 97: “A widely circulated weekly, with an emphasis on politics and current events. An important source of Americana, unique in its scope and longevity.” Much on the Texas Revolution and early formation of the Republic: character of Texans maligned; Texan dissatisfaction with Mexican government; Austin and Archer appealing for U.S. support of the Texas Revolution; call for volunteers; establishment of Telegraph and Texas Register; capture of Goliad; establishment of provisional government; Milam’s capture of San Antonio; establishment of the Republic; organization of the Texas Rangers; burning of Bastrop;, Kentucky volunteers in New Orleans; Sam Houston elected as President (inaugural address printed); Texas Navy; Santa-Anna’s protest and Burnet’s reply; President Jackson’s address to Congress on the Texas situation; release of Santa-Anna; official U.S. recognition of Texas; burial of Alamo heroes; financial problems of Texas, etc.

($200-400)

 

 

Auction 22 Abstracts

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