“The Ingratitude and Falsehoods of the American Emigrants”
. [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
Scattered light to moderate foxing, otherwise
ne. Scarce and impor-
tant abolitionist tract concerning slavery in Texas.
ters published the previous year in the
added material on California and Oregon that did not appear in the
newspaper articles. Cowan II, p.
Adventures in Americana
: “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
.... It discusses and criticizes at length the taking of
Monterey by Commodore Jones in
and incidentally comments
adversely on our claims to Oregon.”
. [CHÍNIPAS MISSIONS]. HOLUB, Wenceslao. Autograph let-
ter, signed twice, to Father Visitor Pedro Pablo Macida, dated at
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
cult to acquire. Source material
from this outpost at this time is a rare survival.
. COAHUILA Y TEJAS.
Gaceta del Gobierno Departamental de
de Marza de
pp., folio. Except for one small fox mark, very
Very rare Borderlands quasi-o
(no clue as to issue dates, and locating only a single issue on
lm, in the Bancroft Library-March
). 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.
. COAHUILA Y TEJAS (Mexican State). LAWS ( January
). [Decree extending the Lorenzo de Zavala and John
McMullen’s colonization contracts for four years]. [Monclova,
Folio broadside printed on laid paper watermarked with a nude
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.
. Not in Streeter. Zavala (
) was an important
gure in securing the freedom of Texas after he turned his back on
his former friend Santa-Anna. For example, he helped draft the
Texas Constitution and was one of two Mexican signers of the Texas
Declaration of Independence. John McMullen (
to found a colony of Irish emigrants on an empresario grant he had
been given in
. 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.
. COAHUILA Y TEXAS (Mexican State). VICE GOBER-
NADOR ( Juan Martín de Veramendi). [Decree of February
providing for elections in Coahuila y Tejas under the new federal
El Vice-gobernador Constitucional del Estado libre inde-
pendiente y soberano de Coahuila y Tejas á todos sus habitantes
]. Broadside. Creased where formerly folded, lightly
foxed at crease, otherwise
ne, with o
cial ink, rubrics and transmit-
tal to note Béjar.
Rare Northern Mexican imprint.
(locating only his own copy,
now at Yale). Streeter,
The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty
Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides
. 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
for a condensed
essay on the labyrinthine political background.
With a Very Rare Edition of Keeler’s Celebrated National Map
. COPLEY, Josiah.
Kansas and the Country Beyond....
. Lithograph map with original color wash:
Map of the Routes of
the Union Paci
c Railroads with their Eastern Connections,
neat line to
vo, original printed wrappers. Upper wrap
with chipping to blank margins (old
lmoplast reinforcements on
wrap and spine). Map
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
ered at auction for over thirty years.
. Howes C
Mapping the Transmississippi West
& Vol. V, Part
(illustrating map between pp.
): “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
same year, with ampli
cation of the railroad system. The present map
is far more rare than the
For more on the
, see Gra
. Howes K
. Martin & Martin
. Streeter Sale
“The first book that relates exclusively to California” (Cowan)
. [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
]. Final leaf supplied in excellent facsimile.
Folio, later protective paper wrappers. A few minor stains and paper
aws, otherwise in very good condition.
Cowan I, pp.
: “Of the utmost importance” Cowan II, p.
. Howes C
: “Intrinsic importance and superlative
rarity, combined with its status as the
rst book devoted entirely to
California, place this item, either in Spanish or English, in the top
rank of memorable and desirable California books.”
(Bliss, Cowan & Wagner lists), pp.
California Colonial Bibliography
: “The Portolá expedition was sent to found Monterey and
San Diego, the
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