[TAYLOR, ZACHARY]. LOSSING, Benson John. The Life of Gen. Zachary Taylor, and a History of the War in Mexico Giving an Account of the Battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Monterey, and Buena Vista, with Sketches of the Lives of Ringgold, May, Yell, M’Kee, Hardin, Henry Clay, Jr., and Others. Illustrated with a Portrait of General Taylor, and Views of the Battles. New York: W.H. Graham, Tribune Buildings, 1847. [1-5] 6-64 pp., printed in double column, wood-engraved text illustrations. 8vo (23.5 x 15 cm), original blue pictorial wrappers, stitched. Moderate wear, slight chipping, and staining to the wrappers, but overall very good to fine. With contemporary ink ownership of A.B. Barker on p. .
First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 232. The attribution to Lossing is from Appleton’s Cyclopaedia, Vol. IV, p. 31.
A fairly even-handed, laudatory history of Taylor’s life and the war’s events through the Battle of Buena Vista. Numerous biographies of other officers. Excellent woodcuts.