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    The Eberstadt copy of the excessively rare Documents of Major Gen. Sam. Houston

    Sam[uel] Houston: Documents of Major Gen. Sam. Houston, Commander in Chief of the Texian Army, to his Excellency David G. Burnet, President of the Republic of Texas; containing a Detailed Account of the Battle of San Jacinto. (New Orleans: John Cox & Co., Printers, 1836). First edition. Octavo 8.5" x 5.25", 18 pages plus errata sheet. Plain blue-gray wrappers. With one vertical crease in the middle of sheets and wrappers, faint damp-stain to top fore-edge corners, and another small stain to the title. Unattributed ink note to the rear of the errata page. Still, an excellent copy in very good condition. Housed in a custom full morocco four-fold case, lettered in gilt on the spine. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 1239: "Documents of Major Gen. Sam. Houston, the first edition in book form of Houston's report on the battle of San Jacinto, is one of the great Texas books." In the introduction to his bibliography, Streeter says that "For the Battle of San Jacinto, Houston's report is a must." Sabin 33189. Graff 1975. Eberstadt 162-402.


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