Please note that HA.com will be down for scheduled maintenance from approximately 1 AM to 1:30 AM Central Time the morning of Tuesday, November 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Description

    Hezekiah Niles, editor. Niles' Weekly Register, Containing Political, Historical, Geographical, Scientifical, Statistical, Economical and Biographical Documents, Essays and Facts, Together with Notices of the Arts and Manufactures, and a Record of the Events of the Times. Baltimore: Printed by the Editor at the Franklin Press, March to September 1836. 8vo. viii, [1]-440pp. Later brown mottled sheep with gilt titles on a red leather spine title label. Edges sprinkled brown. Binding worn. Rubbed corners. Preliminary pages toned. Text bright and clean. A very good copy.

    From March to July, the Weekly Register, one of the most popular national news magazines of its time, printed a wealth of information on the struggle for Texas independence, including information on the Battle of the Alamo, the victory of Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, and mentions of the celebration of independence as late as July. Page 99 is a banner entry in Niles', as this one page contains four major pieces regarding Texas independence: an early account of Davy Crockett's speech to the people of Tennessee that "they might all go to Hell, and I would go to Texas" if they did not re-elect him; a letter from Martin Parmer to his wife from the Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos dated March 6, 1836 (the day the Alamo fell); an early printing of Sam Houston's March 5 "Army Orders"; and the full text of the Texas Declaration of Independence (concluded on the next page). A wonderful collected volume of Niles' Weekly Register, chock full of Texas history.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 573

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 March 27 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $852,131