KENDALL, George Wilkins. The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated, Embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principal Conflicts. New York: D. Appleton; Philadelphia: George S. Appleton, [Paris: Plon Brothers], 1851. [i-iii] iv,  2-52 pp., Folio (60 x 44 cm), contemporary blue three-quarter sheep over blue cloth, gilt lettered and decorated spine. Spine rubbed and flayed, corners worn, moderate shelf-wear. Endpapers lightly browned. Title page lightly stained, abraded and with two small tears; text with scattered mild to moderate foxing. Lacks map and plates.
First edition. Christensen, The U.S.-Mexican War, p. 181. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 31. Haferkorn, p. 47. Howes K76. Kurutz & Mathes, p. 148. Palau 188868.
Just the text of this famous book, Kendall’s text being celebrated in its own right. Kendall (1809-1867) was an excellent writer and was the first U.S. war correspondent. After the war he moved to Texas and is considered the father of the state’s sheep industry.