Mexico: Imprenta de Santiago Perez, 1837. vii,162pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Corners slightly worn. Bookplate of noted collector Luis Garcia Pimentel on front pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM51322
Memoir of the Texas Revolution and the decisive Battle of San Jacinto written by Gen. Santa Anna's secretary, including his official report of the campaign. The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, saw the swift defeat of Mexican forces by the Texian army, resulting in the end of the war and Texan independence. "In reliability as a contemporary Mexican source on the Texas revolution ranks with Filisola's MEMORIAS; it is highly critical of Santa Anna" - Howes. This copy with the bookplate of Mexican historian and bibliographer Lius Garcia Pimentel. HOWES C155, "b." BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 138.