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330. [BASIC TEXAS BOOKS]. Lot of 5 titles, including:
FILISOLA, Vicente. Evacuation of Texas....
Waco: Texian Press, 1965. xi-a, iv, 68 pp. 8vo, original
blue cloth. Lacks
Facsimile reprint edition. Introduction by James Day. Basic Texas Books 61e: "The best contemporary account of the Mexican retreat from Texas after the defeat of Santa Anna....Written by Santa Annas second in command shortly after his return to Mexico." With its scholarly introduction, index and bibliography, this is the best (and most affordable) edition of this important Texas book. Streeter 181n.
HUSON, Hobart. Captain Phillip Dimmitts
Commandancy of Goliad, 1835-1836: An Episode of the Mexican
Federalist War in Texas.... Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones
Co., 1974. xxix, 299  pp., frontispiece, illustrations,
maps. 8vo, cloth. Mint. No d.j.
First edition. Basic Texas Books 102: "The most comprehensive study of the Dimmitt command during the Texas Revolution, exhaustively researched, replete with documentation and footnotes [and] an invaluable wealth of primary information...includes extensive sections on Mexican Federalist operations in Texas, Lipantitlan Expedition, the Siege of Bexar, the Goliad declaration of independence and the Johnson and Grant Expedition." A scarce, scholarly work.
NANCE, Joseph Milton. After San Jacinto: The
Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1836-1841 [with] Attack and
Counter-Attack: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1842.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1963 and 1964. xiv,
642 pp. + xiv, 750 pp., plates, portraits, folding maps. 2
vols., 8vo, cloth. Mint in
First edition. Basic Texas Books 149: "The most comprehensive history of the Texas-Mexican borderlands during the period." This is by far the best study of the activities between the Rio Grande and the Nueces during the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas. "Basic for any study of Texas history"Llerena Friend.
PEÑA, José E. de la. La
Rebelión de Texas: Manuscrito Inedito de 1836, Por
un Oficial de Santa Anna. Mexico: 1955. l, 321  pp.
8vo, original three-quarter calf and boards. Mint.
First edition of a previously unpublished 1836 manuscript. Edited by J. Sánchez Garza. Basic Texas Books 39: "Written by an intelligent and perceptive Mexican staff officer, this is one of the most important eye-witness records of the Texas Revolution, and especially of the Siege of the Alamo." It was de la Peña who made the claim that Crockett surrendered. The work includes 30 appendices of original documents on the Texas Revolution.
PEÑA, José E. de la. With Santa
Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution.
College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1975.
Cloth. Near mint in d.j.
First edition in English. Translated and edited by Carmen Perry. Basic Texas Books 39A: "Written by an intelligent and perceptive Mexican staff officer, this is one of the most important eye-witness records of the Texas Revolution, and especially of the siege of the Alamo." Pingenot: De la Peña was the first to claim that Davy Crockett and six others survived the battle and were subsequently executed by Santa Anna.