Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 215

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(TEXAS.) Vicente Filisola. Representacion dirigida al Supremo Gobierno . . . en defensa de su honor y aclaracion de sus operaciones como General en Gefe del Ejército sobre Tejas. 82 pages. 8vo, modern red gilt morocco; moderate foxing. Mexico: Ignacio Cumplido, 1836

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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. Filisola 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.