Lot 224 of 576:
Account of Mexican-American War 1848  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Broad Pennant; or, A Cruise in the United States Flag Ship of the Gulf Squadron, during the Mexican Difficulties; Together with Sketches of the Mexican War from the Commencement of Hostilities to the Capture of the City of Mexico

Author:
Taylor, Fitch W.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Leavitt, Trow & Co.

Date:
1848

Description:

415 + [16] ad pp. Folding lithographed frontispiece. (8vo) 18.8x11.3 cm (7½x4½"), original blindstamped cloth, spine decorated & lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Early account of the Mexican-American War, with a notable lithographed frontispiece, “The United States Squadron, landing their Seamen & Marines, at the Brazos de Santiago, May 8th 1846.”  Not in Graff, Howes, or Streeter. Formerly in the Wilmington Institute Free Library, with paper spine label, bookplate, brown paper label on rear endpaper, a few other markings.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some wear to spine ends and corners; some darkening/foxing to contents, lithograph with additional crease along one fold; very good.


 
Item number:
271966
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