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Pingenot Auction, Lot 145

145. HUGHES, John T. Doniphan’s Expedition.... Cincinnati: J. A. & U. P. James, 1848. 407 pp., two engraved frontispiece portraits (Doniphan and Price), engraved illustrations and plans in text (including the ones listed above preceding entry), folding engraved map: A New Map of Mexico, California & Oregon Published by J.A. & U.P. James, Cincinnati, 1848 (32.3 x 24.2 cm; 12-7/8 x 9-1/2 inches). 12mo, original dark brown gilt pcitorial cltoh, spine gilt-lettered. Minor shelf wear at extremities, upper right corner of folding map torn away (affecting only a small section of the border), mild intermittent foxing, still a very good to fine copy, with original tissue guards. Early bookplate of Chas. E. Rickes. Preserved in a green cloth slipcase.
         Second edition of preceding—the "book issue"—revised and enlarged. Howes calls this edition the best, but both editions have their merits. Eberstadt: "The narrative is a valuable adjunct to the literature of overland travel. Doniphan’s march being one of the most famous in history and the author an actual participant. The chapters on the march to California of Kearny’s Army of the West, the battles en route and there, and of affairs on the West Coast during the Revolution, contain one of the earliest accounts of these world-shaking events to appear in print." Plains & Rockies IV:134:3. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 546.
($250-500)