BRACKENRIDGE, Henry Marie. No. 1. Mexican Letters Written during the Progress of the Late War between the United States and Mexico.... Now Collected and Republished with Notes and Corrections to Be Completed in Two Numbers. Washington: Printed by R.A. Waters, 1850. [1-3] 4-85 [3, blank] pp. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5 cm), original yellow printed wrappers, stitched. Disbound, lacks spine, old stab holes in left margin, wrappers chipped, lower wrapper stained. Interior very good. With ink stamp of Edward H. Whorf and blindstamp of Cambridge Public Library.
First edition (no more published). Howes B686. Streeter Sale 239.
Because the essays cover June 1846 to March 1847, the work discusses Texas and ends with the Battle of Buena Vista. He blames the war on Mexico and states that U.S. forbearance in the face of Mexican intransigence went beyond the call of national duty.
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