Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 219

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(TEXAS.) Vicente Filisola. Memorias para la historia de la guerra de Tejas. 2 volumes. 601, [3]; 625 pages. 12mo, contemporary mottled calf gilt, moderate wear, first spine label lacking, rear board of Volume I detached; front hinge split, a few early pencil notes in margins, minor worming, minimal dampstaining, leaves of second volume bound badly out of sequence (apparently as issued); later bookplates of Pedro Robredo on front pastedowns. Mexico: Rafael, 1848-49

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A history of affairs in Texas through April 1836. Another work published by Cumplido in 1849 with the same author and title is basically an entirely new work, with discussion of the 1836-37 period. "The best account by a Mexican contemporary of the American conquest of Texas. . . . No other Mexican commander had the range of experiences nor the intimate personal knowledge of Texan affairs that Filisola had"--Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 62. One of two issues of the Rafael work, priority undetermined. Howes F125 ('b"); Palau 91612. No examples of the Rafael work traced at an American auction since 1986, that one having a different and yet more severe range of binding and pagination issues.