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Pingenot Auction, Lot 127


127. GREEN, Thomas J. Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier... New York: Harper, 1845. 487 pp., 13 engraved plates, folding map. Tall 8vo, original embossed cloth with gilt title on spine. A very fine, bright, and unfoxed copy, preserved in a tan cloth slipcase. Rare thus.
        First edition. Basic Texas Books 80: "The most important account of the tragic Texan expedition against Mier and the drawing of the black beans, this is also one of the most vitriolic Texas books." Dobie, p. 55: "He lived in wrath and wrote with fire." Graff 1643: "One of the most exciting accounts...As a participant Green was able to write a vivid and terrifying tale." Library of Congress. Texas Centennial Exhibition 123 citing the plate "Escape from the Castle of Perote." Howes G371. Rader 1670. Raines, p. 98: "One of the best war histories of that period, and as fascinating as a romance, with incidents of soldier life on the march, in the battle, and in prison, and drawings from life by Charles McLaughlin, a fellow prisoner. Bitter towards President Houston, but gives the reasons, and the reader must judge for himself." Streeter 1581.