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Pingenot Auction, Lot 305

305. THORPE, T. B. Our Army at Monterey...Under Major General Taylor...With a Description of the Three Days’ Battle and the Storming of Monterey. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1847. 204 pp., wood-engraved frontispiece (Entry into Monterey), pictorial title by F. O. C. Darley, engraved plate (City of Monterey), folding lithographed map (Monterey and Its Approaches...From a map drawn by Lieut. Benjamin, U.S.A. (17.4 x 32.0 cm; 6-7/8 x 12-5/8 inches). 12mo, later nineteenth-century brown three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, spine extra gilt, brown calf spine labels, marbled edges. Binding rubbed, upper cover almost detached, title-page stained, foxing (mainly confined to first and last signatures. Contemporary ownership of J. H. H. Woodward. Colored lithograph of U.S. seal affixed to front pastedown; two engravings on rear pastedown (Siege of Monterey and Street Fight at Monterey).
         First edition, first printing (according to Blanck’s probable sequence, gatherings mostly in sixes and with blank at end; the pictorial title is dated 1848, like all recorded copies except the LC copy). Basic Texas Books 205n: "A sequel covering that siege, and including materials on Texas troops." BAL 20306. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 245: "A contemporary history, fairly well done." Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 143. Haferkorn, p. 53. Howes T235. Pingenot: Very good condition for this work. A companion volume to Thorpe’s Our Army on the Rio Grande.
($250-500)