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AUCTION 24

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[NEWSPAPERS], A group of seven United States newspapers and similar items, most published during the war. All are first editions.

[1] The Congressional Globe. 29th Congress, 2d Session, New Series No. 15. Washington: Blair & Rives, [1847]. Pp. [225] 226-240. Quarto in three columns (29 x 21 cm). Old stab holes in left margin.

Includes extensive discussion of the Texas question and the war and of the legal status of the volunteer troops, the latter being raised by Sam Houston.

[2] National Intelligencer. Vol. 48, No. 6993 (October 23, 1847). [Washington]: Gales & Seaton, [1847]. [4] pp. Folio in six columns (60 x 48 cm), folded sheet. Creased where formerly folded, a few small tears, right margin heavily chipped.

Includes long reports about the fall of Mexico City.

[3] New-York Daily Tribune. Vol 7, No. 58, Whole No. 1926 (June 16, 1847). [New York, 1847]. [4] pp. Folio in seven columns (56 x 43.5 cm), folded sheet. Creased where formerly folded, minor marginal chipping and fold splits.

Contains numerous articles about the war, including Doniphan’s Expedition, actions in the West, and news and rumors of Scott’s advances on Puebla and Mexico City.

[4] The Rough and Ready. Vol 2, No. 4 (January 15, 1848). Concord: True Osgood, 1848. [4] pp. Folio in four columns (42 x 27.5 cm), folded sheet. Creased where formerly folded, fold splits, lightly soiled. With contemporary ink signature of E.S. Scott at upper right.

Contains numerous articles and opinion pieces about the war.

[5] Sonora Herald. Vol. 4, No. 17, Whole No. 174 (November 19, 1853). [Sonora, 1853]. [4] pp. Folio in six columns (44 x 41 cm), folded sheet. Creased where formerly folded, wrinkled, a few small tears, right margin lightly chipped, several large ink marks in text.

Reprints publisher Lewis C. Gunn’s speech, “The Power of Knowledge,” which contains a passage with a flattering reference to Scott’s military ingenuity at the Battle of Veracruz.

[6] The Weekly Herald. Vol 12, No. 31, Whole No. 693 (July 13, 1847). [New York, 1847]. Pp. [241] 242-248. Folio in six columns (57 x 40 cm). Disbound, creased where formerly folded, light foxing, left margin slightly frayed.

The first two pages consist of nothing but “Affairs in the War Quarter,” including a handsome plan of “The Celebrated Castle of Perote, In Mexico” and news of the capture of Gaines’ command at Encarnación. Of most interest are the reports concerning Santa-Anna’s army on its march to Buena Vista, although that battle had been fought in February.

[7] POLK, James K. Message of the President of the United States. December, 1846 [caption title]. [Washington Blair & Rives, 1846]. [1] 2-15 [1] pp. 8vo (23.2 x 16 cm), unopened sheet. Soiled and with some marginal chipping.

Garrett & Goodwin, p. 375.

In fact a prospectus and salesman’s dummy for the Congressional Globe and Appendix. The final page is a long blurb for the publication, giving size and prices, with a subscription form at bottom.

($150.00-$300.00)

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