[BIOGRAPHY]. CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel. My Confession: Recollections of a Rogue.... An Unexpurgated and Annotated Edition. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996. [i-viii] ix-x, 1-383  pp., color illustrations, facsimiles. Folio (33 x 25.5 cm), brown quarter leather over blue cloth, spine gilt lettered. Very fine in original slipcase.
Limited edition (#80 of 100 copies).
Expertly and extensively edited by William H. Goetzmann, and profusely illustrated by color reproductions of the author’s drawings and manuscript pages from the original in the West Point Museum. Although there were previous editions of this text, “The present edition, with some modifications of Sam’s spelling and with paragraphing and punctuation added, is the only complete text of ‘My Confession’ ever published that includes Sam’s many illustrations” (p. 17). Includes a detailed biography. An essential Mexican-American War text.
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