Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, March and June 1830. ,522pp. Three quarter calf and paper boards, gilt morocco labels. Moderate external wear, with significant scuffing to labels. Inkstamp reading, "McGinnis," present at head of spine. Scattered foxing. A solid, good copy. Item #WRCAM35582
A significant volume of THE AMERICAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, containing issue nos. XIII and XIV and several interesting articles therein. The most notable of the articles, "Considerations on the Propriety and Necessity of Annexing the Province of Texas to the United States. By a Revolutionary Officer," was previously published as a pamphlet in 1829 and is said to have influenced President Andrew Jackson's views on the subject. Streeter attributes authorship to William Walton Morris and writes that it "seems to be the first pamphlet advocating the annexation of Texas published since it was assigned to Spain under the 1819 treaty (Streeter 1109). In addition to the Morris article, the present volume features H.G. Ward's "Mexico. His Majesty`s Chargé d'Affaires in that country during the years 1825, 1826, and part of 1827. Second edition enlarged, with an account of the Mining Companies, and of the Political events in that Republic, to the present day" (1829), and "A Narrative of the Anti-Masonic Excitement in the western part of the state of New-York, during the years 1826, 1827, 1828, and part of 1829," by Henry Brown (1829). Other contents range from literary reviews to historical and scientific essays.