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Pingenot Auction, Lot 205

205. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. KENDALL, George Wilkins & Carl Nebel. The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated...With a New Introduction by Ron Tyler. Austin: [Designed by W. Thomas Taylor, Bradley Hutchinson, and Neil Furqueron & printed by David Holman at Wind River Press for]: Texas State Historical Association, 1994. xviii [4] 52 [11] pp., map, 12 colored plates after the original lithographs of battles scenes. Large folio, original terracotta cloth over goldenrod boards. Very fine
         Scholarly facsimile reprint of the rare original edition, which in today’s market would like fetch upwards of $10,000. Bennett, American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books, p. 65n: "The very best American battle scenes in existence." Garrett, Mexican-American War, p. 31n. Holman & Tyler (preliminary research notes on Texas Lithographs of the Nineteenth Century: "An extraordinary portfolio...Palo Alto being the only Texas scene.... Probably the finest lithographic view of Texas produced in the nineteenth century." Howes K76n. Tyler, The Mexican War, a Lithographic Record, p. 11n: "Magnificently produced portfolio by...the first modern war correspondent"; p. 18: "Of all the Mexican War lithographs, perhaps the dozen by Kendall and Nebel are the most popular, as well as the most accurate."
($150-300)