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    [Vicente Filisola]. Memorias para la Historia de la guerra de Tejas, por el General de Division, D. Vicente Filisola, actual Presidente del Supremo Tribunal de Guerra y Marina de la Republica.... Mexico: Ignacio Cumplido, 1849. First Cumplido edition. Two volumes in one 8vo. 256, 267-511 [1 blank], [2, himno]; 267 [1 blank] pp. Contemporary Mexican mottled calf with decorative gilt borders to covers. Spine neatly rebacked with elaborate decorative gilt titles, ruling, and device laid on; missing top third. Corners and edges of binding expertly renewed. Marbled endpapers with modern bookplate of José L. González and his blind embossed stamp on lower corner of title and p. 19. Covers lightly rubbed with some small abrasions. Pages lightly and uniformly toned with occasional small areas of foxing. Text block browned with a few minute stains. Interior clean. With pagination errors on pp. 238-256 as cited in Basic Texas Books. A better than very good copy of this "best account by a Mexican contemporary of the American conquest of Texas" (Basic Texas Books).

    Though Rafael published an edition in Mexico in 1848 and 1849, the Cumplido edition provides the best coverage of the Battle of the Alamo and the 1836 campaign, and the two editions complement one another. "The Cumplido edition repeats some material from the previous Rafael edition, but is basically an entire new work, relating primarily to the period from March, 1836, through July, 1837" (Basic Texas Books).

    "Largely made up of army orders issued during the period.... One of the most important sources on Texas from the 1820s through 1837...enriched with scores of original documents and military orders unavailable elsewhere" (Streeter 853n)

    References: Basic Texas Books 62. Eberstadt, Texas 162:236. Howes F126. Palau 91612. Raines, p. 82. Sabin 24324. Streeter 853n.

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