Auction 169, Lot 292

Early Opposition to the Texas Revolution

"The War in Texas; A Review of Facts and Circumstances, Showing That This Contest Is a Crusade Against Mexico...",

Subject: Texas

Period: 1837 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.6 x 9.4 inches
14.2 x 23.9 cm

This is the second edition, revised and enlarged, of Benjamin Lundy's account that describes the Texas Revolution as a "slave-holding conspiracy." Streeter states that this edition "first appeared in several successive numbers of the National Enquirer, a weekly anti-slavery paper." Among the changes is the insertion of a small in-text map (page 49) based upon the 1836 Gorostiza map, which Howes called the “earliest map of the Republic of Texas.” The map highlights the Texas/Louisiana boundary dispute with a "conventional boundary" along the Mermento River and a "Boundary with U.S. by Treaty Feb. 1819" farther west. Lundy included this illustration to demonstrate how Texas was attempting to expand its domain. Octavo, 64 pages with the "contents" listed on the back paper wrapper. Printed in Philadelphia by Merrihew and Gunn.

References: Howes #L-569; Streeter (Texas) #1217A; Sabin #95134; cf. Howes #G6.

Condition: B+

There is a light dampstain in the lower right third of the text along with occasional light scattered foxing. Title page has some soiling, minor extraneous pencil notations, and a previous dealer listing pasted on below the title. Front paper wrapper is missing and the signatures are very loosely held together by string ties.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/12/2018