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Auction 194, Lot 304

Informed Cautious Analysis of Texas Independence in 1836

"[Texas] "Mexico and Texas" [in] The North American Review. Vol. XLIII",

Subject: Document - Texas

Period: 1836 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.7 x 8.8 inches
14.5 x 22.4 cm
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This 32-page entry (pages 226-257) concerning Texas Independence was written by Henry Adam Bullard (while the article is unattributed, the Harvard Library has the original manuscript identifying Bullard as the author). Bullard was a lawyer, judge, law professor and Congressman from Louisiana. A long-time supporter of Texas independence, he participated in the first attempt for Texas independence in 1813. His long article refers to works he supposedly was reviewing, including Holley’s Travels and Austin’s Address at Louisville, but instead he provides his own analysis of the relations between Mexico and Texas including the results of the key battles in 1836. He is cautious about Texas’ future and the United States' response to its independence. Surprisingly, there is no reference to this report and analysis in Streeter (Texas). The article is still bound into the 43rd volume of The North American Review. 564 pages. Published by Charles Bowen in Boston. Hardbound in quarter leather with tips over marbled boards.


Condition: B+

Text is bright with light scattered foxing. Covers have some light shelf wear and bumped corners.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/13/2023