Journal of the Texian expedition against Mier : subsequent imprisonment of the author, his sufferings, and the final escape from the castle of Perote. With reflections upon the present political and probable future relations of Texas, Mexico, and the Unit

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Author: Green, Thomas Jefferson (1802-1863)

Year: 1845

Publisher: Harper & Brothers

Place: New York

Description:

487 pages with eleven plates, including frontispiece, and two plans (one folding) Royal octavo (9 1/4 x 6") in original blue blind stamped boards with gilt lettering to spine. Drawings Charles McLaughlin. (Howes: G371) (Basic Texas Books 80) (Streeter Texas 1851) (Sabin: 28562) First edition.

Leading first-hand authority on the last of the raiding expeditions from Texas into the area south of the Nueces River during the days of the Republic of Texas. Jenkins calls it "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." Raines declares it "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". According to Graff the author "was particularly bitter toward Sam Houston and believed Houston was responsible for the deaths of those Americans shot as brigands.

Condition:

New spine with original boards, book plate removed from front paste down. Old pen ink name on front end paper dated 1846. About a very good copy.

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