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(TEXAS.) Filisola, Vicente. Representacion dirigida al Supremo Gobierno . . . en defensa de su honor y aclaracion de sus operacionescomo General en Gefe del Ejército sobre Tejas. 82 pages. 8vo, modern calf gilt, with original printed front wrapper bound in; moderate foxing; inked ownership signature on title page, collector's bookplate on front pastedown. Mexico: Cumplido, 1836
first edition. "The classic account of the retreat of the Mexicans through Texas after the battle of San Jacinto and a masterly defense by Filisola of his acts in ordering and conducting the retreat"--Streeter Texas 853. Filosila was relieved of his command and stood trial for treason after the retreat; this book was written in a successful effort to clear his name. The following year, the Texan legislature had this work translated into English, and it became the first non-legal work ever printed in Texas. Howes F127 ("b"); Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 61; Sabin 24326.
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