[BIOGRAPHY]. BALLENTINE, George. Autobiography of an English Soldier in the United States Army, Comprising Observations and Adventures in the States and Mexico. New York: Stringer & Townsend, 222 Broadway, 1853. [i-iii] iv-xii,  10-288 pp., tinted lithograph title page, tinted lithograph frontispiece. 8vo (19.2 x 14 cm), original purple embossed cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated. Faded, especially at spine, joints rubbed, corners bumped. Interior with moderate foxing. With modern printed bookplate on front pastedown and ink signature of James Taylor, 1853, on front flyleaf.
First American edition of the above. Clark, Old South, III:125. Connor & Faulk 72. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 191. Haferkorn, p. 41. Howes B77. Tutorow 3625.