Philadelphia, 1820. xxxvi,396pp. Original boards, paper label. Spine rather chipped, with silk reinforcement. Very occasional fox mark. Overall a good plus copy in original state, untrimmed. In a cloth case, leather label. Robinson was a colorful figure during the late colonial and Independence eras. A native of Philadelphia, he was a merchant who travelled throughout northern Latin America as a tobacco buyer, getting into trouble just about every place he went. He actively participated in the Mexican Wars of Independence on the side of the insurgents, and was captured and imprisoned several times. His narrative is included in Streeter's Texas bibliography because of the contemporary account of Gen. Mina's expedition from Galveston Island to Soto la Marina, and their subsequent march into Mexico. This is a fine eyewitness account. "Chief contemporary authority on the audacious filibustering expedition against Mexico under Mina, launched with a handful of men through Texas in 1817" - Howes. STREETER TEXAS 1080. SABIN 72202. HOWES R380. RAINES, p.176. (Inventory #: WRCAM5796)
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