[HISTORIES]. MCKAY, William, Daniel E. Hungerford & Charles J. Murphy. Condensed History of the Mexican War and its Glorious Results...Also Reminiscences of the War.... Compiled and Published by John E. Cowan, 122 West 93rd Street, New York, [1902?]. Price: 25 Cents First Edition 25,000. [1-3] 4-41 [3, blank] pp., frontispiece, two plates, original albumen photograph on upper wrapper verso. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5 cm), original pale yellow printed wrappers, stitched. Wrappers slightly darkened and chipped, upper wrapper becoming separated. Interior very fine. An important association copy. Presentation from Murphy on upper wrapper and errata also signed by him. Laid in are a 1903 printed announcement by Murphy of his wife’s death, 1903 printed letter from his son lamenting his Mother’s death, and 1908 printed circular from O.R. Johnson urging support for Murphy’s efforts to import American corn into Europe.
First edition. Connor & Faulk 500. Haferkorn, p. 11. Tutorow 3206.
All three authors fought in the Mexican-American War. The text consists of historical speeches and reminiscences given at a reunion in France.