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Pingenot Auction, Lot 288

288. SMITH, Justin H. The War with Mexico, 1846-1848. New York: Macmillan, 1919. xxi [1] 572 + xiii [1] 620 pp., maps, plans. 2 vols., 8vo, original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on spines. About as fine a copy as one might hope to find, in the rare printed dust wrappers.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 189n: "Remains the most comprehensive and most controversial study of the Mexican War, and contains a great deal relating to Texas." Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 27. Garrett, The Mexican-American, pp. 48-49: "Considered by many a classic on the Mexican-American War." Harvard Guide to American History, p. 372. Howes S636. Tutorow 3236: "Generally regarded as the most thoroughly researched work ever made by an American historian."
($200-400)