Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 133

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(MEXICAN WAR.) Hewitt, John Hill. The Alamo: Song of the Texan Ranger. 5 pages, 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, on 3 detached sheets; minimal wear, light folds. Baltimore, MD, Frederick D. Benteen, 1846

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first edition of a bloodthirsty song composed in the opening months of the Mexican War, using the memory of the Alamo to spur the troops to action. "Let the knife do its duty, it has slept long enough . . . It thirsts for the blood of the Mexican herd. The Alamo! Remember the word!" 4 copies in OCLC, and none traced at auction.