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305. THORPE, T. B. Our Army at Monterey...Under
Major General Taylor...With a Description of the Three
Days Battle and the Storming of Monterey.
Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1847. 204 pp., wood-engraved
frontispiece (Entry into Monterey), pictorial title
by F. O. C. Darley, engraved plate (City of
Monterey), folding lithographed map (Monterey and
Its Approaches...From a map drawn by Lieut. Benjamin,
U.S.A. (17.4 x 32.0 cm; 6-7/8 x 12-5/8 inches). 12mo,
later nineteenth-century brown three-quarter sheep over
marbled boards, spine extra gilt, brown calf spine labels,
marbled edges. Binding rubbed, upper cover almost detached,
title-page stained, foxing (mainly confined to first and
last signatures. Contemporary ownership of J. H. H.
Woodward. Colored lithograph of U.S. seal affixed to front
pastedown; two engravings on rear pastedown (Siege of
Monterey and Street Fight at
First edition, first printing (according to Blancks probable sequence, gatherings mostly in sixes and with blank at end; the pictorial title is dated 1848, like all recorded copies except the LC copy). Basic Texas Books 205n: "A sequel covering that siege, and including materials on Texas troops." BAL 20306. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 245: "A contemporary history, fairly well done." Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 143. Haferkorn, p. 53. Howes T235. Pingenot: Very good condition for this work. A companion volume to Thorpes Our Army on the Rio Grande.