History of the Revolution in Texas, Particularly of the War of 1835 &
NEWELL, Chester Rev. History of the Revolution in Texas, Particularly of the War of 1835 & '36.... New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1838. x,,215pp. plus folding map. 12mo. Original brown patterned cloth. Minor chipping along joints and at spine ends, fore-edge of rear board abraded, corners lightly worn. Small 19th-century bookseller's ticket on front pastedown, scattered foxing (as usual), couple of small stains and foxing to map. Withal, a very good copy, unsophisticated. "This is one of the earliest books published about Texas after it became a republic...the quotations from participants are of considerable historical value. The descriptive portions add much to our knowledge of the early republic....The work begins with an excellent summary of Mexican history from 1821 to 1835, followed by a sketch of Texas history from 1832 to 1835, ending with Cos' retreat from San Antonio. The events of 1836 are described, including quotations from participating Texans and from...Mexican accounts, such as Almonte's diary....Of particular value are the account of Santa Anna's capture [and his] confrontation with Houston shortly afterwards. Newell was one of the first to seduce Sam Houston into giving particulars of the campaign" - Jenkins. The map shows all of Texas north to the Red River. "One of the rare and reliable books on Texas" - Raines. The appendix prints some important historical documents regarding the revolution. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 151. HOWES N115, "aa." CLARK III:215. GRAFF 3010. RADER 2479. RAINES, p.154. SABIN 54948. STREETER TEXAS 1318.