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301. TAYLOR, Fitch W. The Broad Pennant: or, A
Cruise in the United States Flag Ship of the Gulf Squadron,
during the Mexican Difficulties; Together with Sketches of
the Mexican War.... New York: Leavitt, Trow, & Co.,
1848. 415  [16, ads] pp., folding lithographed
frontispiece (The United States Squadron Landing its
Seamen & Marines, at the Brazos de Santiago, May 8,
1846). 12mo, original blind-stamped red cloth, gilt
pictorial spine (rebacked, original spine preserved). Some
staining and foxing. Rare, and seldom found with the
First edition. Eberstadt, Mexican War 857: "One of the few descriptions of the naval operations of the war." Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 170. Haferkorn, p. 74. Tutorow 3366. Not in Howes or Raines (the latter of whom cites Taylors article in Harpers on p. 199, but does not mention the present work). An account of U.S. Navy operations in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Texas, with interesting material on the day-to-day life of the ordinary seaman, written by the Chaplain of the U.S. Flagship Cumberland. The lithographic frontispiece showing the congregation of U.S. Navy vessels on the Texas coast, will be listed in Holman & Tylers work on nineteenth-century lithographs of Texas.