Dorothy Sloan – Books

Copyright 2000-2018 by Dorothy Sloan-Rare Books Inc. for all materials on this site. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.

AUCTION 24

<p>Title page</p>


429.    

[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. [1].

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.

($300.00-$600.00)

Auction 24 Abstracts

Click for Information on Registration and Bidding