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AUCTION 24

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[TAYLOR, ZACHARY]. Taylor and His Generals. A Biography of Major-General Zachary Taylor; and Sketches of the Lives of Generals Worth, Wool, and Twiggs; with a Full Account of the Various Actions of their Divisions in Mexico up to the Present Time; Together with a History of the Bombardment of Vera Cruz, and a Sketch of the Life of Major-General Winfield Scott. And an Account of the Operations of His Division in Mexico. Philadelphia: Published by E.H. Butler & Co.; New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co., 1847. [i-iii] iv-vi, [13] 14-326, [1] 2-8 (ads) pp., frontispiece, 5 plates, 5 full-page wood-engraved text illustrations (counted in pagination). 12mo (18 x 11.2 cm), original dark brown, pictorial wrappers, sewn. Wrappers slightly chipped, upper wrapper reinforced on verso and missing small piece at top costing a few letters. Light water-staining to upper right blank corner of first half of book (not affecting text), first few leaves at front dog-eared, pp. 207/208 stained; overall a very good copy, rare in wrappers.

Second edition (first edition the same year). Garrett & Goodwin, p. 269. Haferkorn, p. 68. According to Garrett & Goodwin, this is the same text as the first edition but set in larger type.

A history of the war through the Battles of Buena Vista and Veracruz that concentrates mostly on Taylor, although others are given their due, as well. Includes accounts of the Texas battles. Uniformly flattering of all involved. The Preface is notable for its breathless excitement.

($200.00-$400.00)

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