Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [Augusta Jane Evans Wilson.] Inez; a Tale of the Alamo. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1855. First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to spine. 298 pp. Cocked binding. Boards rubbed. Corners bumped. Some wear to extremities. Foxing throughout. Bookplate to front pastedown. Very good.

    Augusta Jane Evans lived in Texas during her teens, from 1846 to 1849, before moving to Alabama where she became one of the most popular southern novelist of her time. Inez was her first novel, written when she was 15, and published anonymously. Sister Agatha, in Texas Prose Writing, is somewhat dismissive of the novel and its characters. "These two heroines, like most of the characters in books of that period, are orphans, and their bereavement is typically and everlastingly sad. They have a favorite seat by the river's brim, where they weep together: 'Mary, Mary, you know not what I suffer.' And her friend soothes: 'Florry, sit down, and lean your weary head on my shoulder.' But most of Florry's troubles come from the villain, a Catholic priest, who is trying to beguile her into the popish religion." The novel plays out against the backdrop of the city of San Antonio during the lead-up to the battle of the Alamo.

    Agatha, p. 116. Raines, p. 78. Sabin 34689.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 425

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 43 days left to consign to the 2019 March 5 - 6 Rare Books Signature Auction Books - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $656,222