ADDRESS OF THE HONORABLE STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF TEXAS, DELIVERED AT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, ON THE 7th, OF MARCH 1836 [caption title]. [with:] THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, MADE BY THE DELEGATES OF THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS, IN GENERAL CONVENTION, AT WASHINGTON, ON MARCH 2, 1836 [caption title].

[New York: William H. Coyler, 1836]. [29]-56pp. Lacking initial twenty-eight pages. Antique-style half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Good plus. Item #WRCAM52132

The second half of an important pamphlet that was instrumental in bringing detailed information about the Texas Revolution to the United States, containing the second printing of Stephen F. Austin's famous speech delivered in Louisville, Kentucky on March 7, 1836, championing and urging support of the Texan cause. The first part, not present here, printed a speech in a similar vein given by William H. Wharton, another of the commissioners of the Republic of Texas to the United States, in New York on April 26, 1836. Appended to Austin's speech is the first printing in book or pamphlet form of Texas Declaration of Independence, passed at Washington, Texas on March 2, 1836. This pamphlet was probably issued immediately after the April 26 meeting where Wharton spoke. STREETER TEXAS 1260. RADER 3625 RAINES, p.218. SABIN 95114. HOWES W309, "aa."

Price: $7,500.00

First Book Printing of the Texas Declaration of Independence