NILES, John M.; and L.T. PEASE
History of South America and Mexico; comprising their discovery, geography, politics, commerce and revolutions ... to which is annexed, a geographical and historical view of Texas, with a detailed account of the Texian Revolution and War
Hartford: H. Huntington, Jr., 1837. Two volumes in one, 8vo. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches). 370; 230pp. Three engraved plates and two hand-colored folding maps. (Light foxing, tear to first map repaired with tissue).
Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt.
Provenance: Contemporary signature in pencil on title
Important account and map of Texas as a Republic.
Contains an "excellent contemporary account of the Texas Revolution and its beginnings ... The Account includes reprintings of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Burleson's report on the taking of Bexar in December, 1835, and the Travis letter of February 24, 1836, and several other reports and documents. One of these is a reprinting (p. 329-335), which I do not recollect having seen elsewhere, of the report of Benjamin H. Holland, Captain of the 2d Company of Artillery, on the Fannin Massacre ... I am inclined to think the value of this contemporary account of the Texas Revolution, compiled by the father of one of the participants...has been overlooked" (Streeter). The colored map of Mexico and Texas shows the Republic as separate, and the internal provinces of Mexico.
Howes N156; Streeter Texas 1285A; Sabin 55319.