Paris: Bruneau, 1845. 74pp. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Lightly toned, internally very clean. Very good. A rare pamphlet on American annexation issues, the third and longest in a series by Jollivet, all published in 1845. This installment contains an introduction by Jollivet followed by French translations of letters from Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur related to the annexation of Texas and Oregon, and other documents. "As it gradually became known in French political circles that Guizot was planning unstinted support for England's policy 'to uphold the Independence of Texas against the encroachments of the United States, even at the risk of a collision with that Power'...there was great outcry in French political circles" - Streeter. As a result of Jollivet's efforts, the French supported slavery in the new state of Texas. Raines sums up the French position on Texas and Oregon as such: "Let Texas and Oregon belong to the United States since they cannot belong to France." Rare, with only a dozen copies worldwide on OCLC. STREETER TEXAS 1588B. HOWES J178. SABIN 36416. RADER 2109. RAINES, p.128. OCLC 228716994, 561996893. (Inventory #: WRCAM50018)
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