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Filisola, D. Vicente
MEMORIAS PARA LA HISTORIA LA GUERRA DE TEJAS.
Imprenta de Ignacio Cumplido, Mexico, 1849. Two volumes bound in one: 256,267-511; 267pp. Lacking the "Himno" leaf at the conclusion of the first part, which was apparently never bound in. Contemporary half Mexican calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Minor edge wear, joints rubbed, corners bumped. Light to moderate foxing to text, old stain on pages 167-174 of second volume. Overall very good. First edition of the Cumplido edition of Filisola's memoirs (an edition was also published by Rafael in Mexico in 1848 and 1849). The Cumplido edition provides the best coverage of the Battle of the Alamo and the 1836 campaign. "This is the best account by a Mexican contemporary of the American conquest of Texas. Eugene C. Barker called it 'the only comprehensive history of the colonization of Texas and the Texas Revolution from the most important sources on Texas from the 1820's through 1837'" - Jenkins. The "Rafael edition," published in 1848, chronicled affairs in Texas through April 1836. The present edition includes some material which appeared in the Rafael edition, but is essentially an entirely new work relating events from March 1836 through July 1837. The author was a key officer under Iturbide, and at times served as commander-in-chief and as secretary of war. He was second in command to Santa Anna during the invasion of Texas in 1835, and a commander in the Mexican War. "His account of the Texas Revolution, especially as given in the Cumplido edition, is particularly valuable regarding the siege of the Alamo, the invasion of the Texas interior, the retreat after San Jacin … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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