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Dorothy Sloan

Rare Books, Inc.


Thursday & Friday, December 15 & 16, 2016

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., each day

102 West Tarrant Street • Llano, Texas, 78643 and live online via


Tuesday & Wednesday, December 13 & 14

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., each day

Copyright 2016 Dorothy Sloan

Rare Books, Inc.

Texas Auctioneer’s License 10210

Following is the text of the catalogue of items to be sold at private auction at the dates and times listed

above. Please peruse our illustrated online catalogue, available at The online

catalogue includes several thousand images not present in this version. If you require assistance or more

information than is provided herein, please feel free to contact us by phone or email. Please read our

Terms & Conditions of Sale and the Important Notice at the end of this catalogue.

Cover illustration from Item 220, George Wilkins Kendall & Carl Nebel,

The War between the United

States and Mexico Illustrated


“Esta guerra es guerra de raza, de religion, de lengua y de costumbres...” (Manuel Gorostiza,


...sobre la cuestion de Texas

. Mexico City, 1844).

“It would appear that the motivation for American continental expansion was more complex than

simple greed. It was compounded of agrarian cupidity, but it also included parts of mission, in the

idealistic sense; simple romanticism; the desire for trade; racial prejudice; a sense of outrage of not

being able to control politically territory that had been explored, populated, and settled by Americans

at great cost of blood and treasure; and finally, perhaps most of all, a basic sense of insecurity felt

by a still youthful republic confronting formidable rivals. It was an insecurity glossed over by the

vaguely satisfying, exaggerated jingoistic slogans of the day best represented by that ringing but hollow


Manifest Destiny.” (William H. Goetzmann,

When the Eagle Screamed: The Romantic Horizon

in American Diplomacy, 1800-1850

. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1966).

“Manifest Destiny in U.S. history: the supposed inevitability of the continued territorial expansion of

the boundaries of the United States westward to the Pacific and beyond” (

Encyclopædia Britannica


Dorothy Sloan

Rare Books, Inc


Box 4825 Austin, Texas 78765-4825 Phone 512-477-8442