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HISTORY OF SOUTH AMERICA AND MEXICO; COMPRISING - Niles, John M., and L.T. Pease - 1838. 
Hartford: H. Huntington, Jr., 1838. - Two volumes bound in one. 370pp. plus two portraits and colored folding map; 230pp., plus colored folding map. Frontispiece, engraved titlepage for the volume, and printed titlepage for each of the two parts. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt. Boards worn at corners, joints a bit worn and scuffed. Long, closed tear on the Mexico and Texas map partially repaired by tape on the verso, not affecting image. Quite clean internally. Very good overall. A variant issue of the 1837 edition, dated 1838 on the printed titlepage but with map descriptions and collation identical to those of the 1837 edition as described by Streeter. Contains an "excellent contemporary account of the Texas Revolution and its beginnings.The Account includes reprintings of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Burleson's report on the taking of Bexar in December, 1835, and the Travis letter of February 24, 1836, and several other reports and documents. One of these is a reprinting, which I do not recollect having seen elsewhere, of the report of Benjamin H. Holland, Captain of the 2d Company of Artillery, on the Fannin Massacre.I am inclined to think the value of this contemporary account of the Texas Revolution, compiled by the father of one of the participants.has been overlooked" - Streeter. The colored map of Mexico and Texas shows the Republic as separate, and the internal provinces of Mexico. HOWES N156. STREETER TEXAS 1285A. SABIN 55319. PALAU 191596.
[Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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