[DONIPHAN’S EXPEDITION]. CONNELLEY, William Elsey. War with Mexico, 1846-1847. Doniphan’s Expedition and the Conquest of New Mexico and California. Topeka, Kansas: Published by the Author, 1907. [i-ii] iii-xiv, , [1-2] 3-670 pp., frontispiece, 2 folding maps. 8vo (23.5 x 16.5 cm), original gray decorated cloth, spine gilt-lettered. With 22-page original prospectus laid in. Overall a very fine copy.
First edition. Connor & Faulk 434. Cowan I, p. 295n. Dobie, p. 76. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 122n. Flake 4126n. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 149. Graff 851. Haferkorn, p. 36: “A reprint, with extensive additions.” Howes C68. Munk (Alliott), p. 54. Plains & Rockies IV: 134n. Tutorow 3425: “Valuable and well-documented sourcebook.”
This 1907 edition is often considered John T. Hughes’ work as the majority of the book is a reprint of his 1848 Doniphan’s Expedition, complete with all the illustrations and the map. Also included is Hughes’ diary dated August 17, 1847, and “Personal Recollection of Charles R. Morehead.” The work is supplemented by several appendices, one of which is an “Official Roster.”