[BIOGRAPHY]. FURBER, George C. The Twelve Months Volunteer; or, Journal of a Private in the Tennessee Regiment of Cavalry, in the Campaign in Mexico, 1846-7; Comprising Four General Subjects I. A Soldier’s Life in Camp; Amusements; Duties; Hardships; II. A Description of Texas and Mexico, as Seen on the March; III. Manners; Customs; Religious Ceremonies of the Mexicans; IV. The Operations of All the Twelve Months Volunteers: Including a Complete History of the War with Mexico. Embellished with Correct Engravings, from Drawings by the Author. Cincinnati: By U.P. James, 167 Walnut Street, 1857. [i-v] vi-xi [1, blank],  14-416 pp., 1 folded map (A New Map of Mexico, California & Oregon; 33.5 x 24.5 cm; second state, with date removed and “Gold Region” added), 3 plates, 4 full-page woodcut maps (text illustrations), 14 full-page woodcut scenes (text illustrations). 8vo (23.5 x 15 cm), original tan blind-stamped and embossed sheep showing cavalry and infantry, gilt-lettered black leather spine label, marbled edges; spine chipped at head, upper joint cracked, lower hinge slightly open. Interior is very fine. With author’s signed presentation to Rev. J.W. Ross of California, dated April 18, 1860, and with Robert Ernest Cowan’s printed bookplate on front pastedown. A desirable copy.
Fifth edition of the above. Connor & Faulk 80. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 214. Howes F420. Sabin 26217. Tutorow 3610. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 546 & III, pp. 9-10.