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Auction 192, Lot 736

Documents the Early Stages of Texas Independence

"[Texas Independence] Niles' Weekly Register, Containing Political, Historical, Geographical, Scientifical, Statistical, Economical and Biographical ... From September, 1836, to March, 1837 - Vol. LI. or, Volume XV. - Fifth Series",

Subject: Documents - Texas Independence

Period: 1837 (published)


Color: Black & White

8.6 x 12.6 inches
21.8 x 32 cm
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This is the complete volume of the Niles' Weekly Register covering the period from September 1836 to March 1837. There are 26 weekly issues with numerous articles documenting the turmoil surrounding the fragile independence of the new nation including: extensive details on Santa Ana’s imprisonment, appeals and release; President Burnet’s Message to the First Congress of Texas; Texas and U.S. preparations for further military actions; Morfit’s "secret" fact finding mission to Texas; U.S. and British discussions on recognition, and much more. 416 pages. Rebound in three-quarter leather over marbled boards.


Condition: B+

Text is mostly clean with light toning along the sheet edges. The first 10 pages or so have more pronounced toning and foxing, and one page has a couple of tape repairs. Ex-library copy from the Aldrich Library at Harvard. Modern binding has light wear.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 4/26/2023