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Pingenot Auction, Lot 384

384. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR: Lot 1]. Lot of 22 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good) including:

ANDERSON, Robert. An Artillery Officer in the Mexican War 1846-7...With a Prefatory Word by His Daughter, Eba Anderson Lawton. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1911. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original cloth, gilt title on spine. Original owner’s bookplate. Near fine. Signed by military historian Edward S. Wallace with date May, 1948.
         First edition. Haferkorn, p. 40. Tutorow 4019. Pingenot: Scores of letters from Anderson to his wife that shed light on his dissatisfaction with garrison duty. Anderson served with Scott’s army at Vera Cruz and Tampico. He was wounded at the battle of Molino del Rey.

[BALLENTINE, George]. Autobiography of an English Soldier in the United States Army. Comprising Observations and Adventures in the States and Mexico. New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1853. Wood-engraved frontispiece with half-title (on tinted grounds). Original embossed green cloth with gilt pictorial spine. Good, with slight rubbing to spine extremities, upper hinge loose, remains of protective paper cover on pastedowns.
         First American edition. Clark, Old South III:125: "A plainspoken account....Before being ordered to Mexico, his company was stationed in Florida-at Pensacola Bay during October, 1845, and from then until the end of the following year, at Tampa." Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 447. Haferkorn, p. 41. Howes B77. Tutorow 3692 & 3625n: "Narrative of Scott’s campaign from the standpoint of an intelligent private soldier." Pingenot: Includes an account of Walker’s Texas Rangers.

[BALLENTINE, George]. The Mexican War, by an English Soldier. Comprising Incidents and Adventures in the United States and Mexico with the American Army. New York: W. A. Townsend, 1860. [4] xii, 288 [1] 18 [3] pp. Worn boards with gilt title on spine, else very good.

BARBOUR, Philip Norbourne and Martha Isabella Hopkins Barbour. Journals of the Late Brevet Major Philip Norbourne Barbour, Captain in the 3rd Regiment, U.S. Infantry, and His Wife.... New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1936. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original two-color embossed cloth, paper label on spine. Very fine.
First edition, limited edition (#456 of 1,000 numbered and signed copies on special deckle edge paper). Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 149. Tutorow 3602: "Contains a vita of Barbour and recounts his death at Monterey on September 21, 1846. His journal begins on March 28, 1846. It includes a daily account of troop movements and battles and considerable commentary on his fellow soldiers. Mrs. Barbour’s journal was written in Galveston, Texas, and dates from July to October 4, 1846." Pingenot: Written during the war with Mexico, 1846, it also includes the journal of his wife, Martha Isabella Hopkins Barbour.

BEAUREGARD, P. G. T. With Beauregard in Mexico. The Mexican War Reminiscences of P. G. T. Beauregard. [Baton Rouge]: Louisiana State University Press, 1956. Original cloth and boards. Fine.
         First edition. Edited by T. Harry Williams.

BENTON, Thomas Hart. Thirty Years’ View; or, A History of the...American Government for Thirty Years from 1820 to 1850. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854-1856. Frontispiece portrait. 2 vols., original embossed cloth, spines gilt decoration. Some wear, but a good set.
First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 270. Haferkorn, p. 10. Tutorow 3044. Pingenot: A power in the U.S. Senate, Benton was an advocate of Manifest Destiny and was the father-in-law of John C. Frémont.

Brother Jonathan’s Almanac, 1848. Philadelphia: C. G. Sower, [1847]. 32 pp., 8vo, integral pictorial wrappers. Well-worn, old tape repair to final page.
         First edition. Not in Garrett, Haferkorn, or Tutorow. With an article on the "Battle of Buena Vista" on pp. 30-31, and one on "Kindness of Mexican Women" on p. 32.

CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel E. My Confession: The Recollections of a Rogue. New York: Harper & Brothers, [1956]. Illustrations by the author. Original cloth, gilt, in very good d.j. Owner’s name on half-title.
         First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 73: "It is especially valuable for soldier and camp life." Edwards, Desert Voices, p. 32. Tutorow 3634. Pingenot: This valuable work was first discovered in 1955. The author, an American hero and soldier of fortune, records in his own words and pictures his fantastic personal adventures before, during, and after the Mexican War.

CLARK, Amasa Gleason. Reminiscences of a Centenarian. As Told by Amasa Clark, Veteran of the Mexican War, to Clara Tope Clark. Bandera: Privately Printed, 1930. Photographic illustrations. Original printed wrappers. Very good.
         First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 749. Tutorow 3636. Pingenot: Colonel Martin L. Crimmins’ copy with his rubber stamp imprint at the bottom of the front free endpaper. Amasa Clark was born in New York state in 1825 and in January, 1847, he enlisted in the 3rd Infantry for the duration of the war with Mexico. He and his unit went by vessel to Point Isabel in Texas and thence by transport to join Gen. Scott’s forces for the invasion of Vera Cruz. Clark participated in the battles of Contreras, Churubusco, Molina del Rey, Chapultepec, and street fighting in the city of Mexico. Clark was sent to Texas after the war and accompanied the Johnston expedition to El Paso in 1849 where he received his discharge. He settled in Bandera in 1852. He died in 1927 at the age of 101; the town’s oldest citizen.

CLARK, Francis D. (compiler). The First Regiment of New York Volunteers commanded by Col. Jonathan D. Stevenson, in the Mexican War. New York: Geo. S. Evans & Company, 1882. Two frontispiece portraits. Original gilt decorated cloth, a.e.g. Some loss to title on front cover. Very good copy of a rare book. Presentation inscribed "Compliments of/ Francis D. Clark/ N.Y. Oct of 83".
         First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 619. Cowan, p. 126: "The most complete history of this famous military organization." Graff 733: "The sixteen page Appendix is date August 1st, 1883." Howes C-432. Tutorow 3523 (describing the 1970 reprint): "Contains the names of the members of the regiment during its term of service in California, with a record of all known survivors as of April 15, 1882, and those known to have died, with other matters of interest pertaining to the organization and service of the regiment." Pingenot: A very scarce Mexican War book.

Complete History of the Late Mexican War. Containing an Authentic Account of All the Battles Fought in that Republic.... New York, 1850. Engraved illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers. Pages chipped and several stained.

CONNER, Philip S. P. The Home Squadron Under Commodore Conner in the War with Mexico...1846-1847. Philadelphia: [Privately published], 1896. 4to, original blue cloth, gilt. Very fine uncut copy. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Conner to his brother-in-law, Clifford Lewis, Esq., and dated Jan. 29, 1897.
         First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 397. Haferkorn, p. 71. Tutorow 2250 and 3352: "Written from his father’s papers. Includes...William G. Temple’s ‘Memoir of the landing of United States troops at Vera Cruz in 1847,’ with an appendix containing all the written orders issued by General Scott and Commodore Conner."

DAVIS, George Turnbull Moore. Autobiography of the Late Col. Geo. T. M. Davis.... New York: [Press of Jenkins & McCowan], 1891. Original gilt-lettered cloth. Very fine, preserved in custom slipcase. Presentation label from representatives of Col. Davis on front endpaper. Non-authorial presentation on preliminary blank leaf.
         First edition with the initial blank leaf. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 165. Graff 1017: "Contains material about the Mormons in Illinois, the Lovejoy murder, the War Department, and the Civil War, as well as the Mexican War." Howes D113. Hubach, p. 75. Smith, War with Mexico, II, pp. 383, 412. Tutorow 3699. Pingenot: Davis was a volunteer, serving first as an aide-de-camp to General Shields; entered Mexico in 1846 with Wool’s army; later participated in the invasion of Vera Cruz and conquest of Mexico City.

ELLIOTT, Richard Smith. The Mexican War Correspondence of Richard Smith Elliott. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997. D.j.
         First edition.

FRY, J. Reese and Robert T. Conrad. A Life of Gen. Zachary Taylor.... Philadelphia: Grigg, Elliot & Company, 1847. 11 engraved plates, maps. 12mo, original black embossed cloth, gilt title. Some wear and rubbing else very good.
         First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 738. Haferkorn, p. 63. Tutorow 3813: "Another edition with the same imprint was printed in 1848 on cheap and very poor book paper....The book consists largely of letters from Taylor to the adjutant general."

GALLATIN, Albert. Peace with Mexico. New York: Bartlett & Welford, [1847]. Printed wrappers.

GEORGE, Isaac. Heroes and Incidents of the Mexican War. Hollywood: Sun Dance Press, 1971. Original cloth, issued without d.j.
         Reprint edition. The first edition (Greensburg, 1903) is cited by Howes G108, Graff 1539, Haferkorn, p. 12, Eberstadt, Modern Overlands 179. Pingenot: A fine work by a participant of the Mexican War in which he describes the Navajo Expedition, the battles of Sacramento, Brazito, etc., their departure to New Orleans and final discharges. Includes Captain E. M. Daggett’s "Adventures with Guerrillas."

GOETZMANN, William H. Sam Chamberlain’s Mexican War: The San Jacinto Museum of History Paintings. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1993. xii, 207 [1] pp., 160 color illustrations, maps. 4to, half leather and cloth, gilt. Mint copy in publisher’s slipcase.
         First edition, limited edition (#10 of 100 copies signed by the author). Pingenot: Sam Chamberlain was six feet, two inches tall with golden locks and was fifteen years old when he went off to the war with Mexico, 1846-48. Maps of the battles of Monterey and Buena Vista are placed with Chamberlain’s painting of those crucial events. A beautiful book designed by David Holman’s Wind River Press.

GOLDER, Frank Alfred. The March of the Mormon Battalion from Council Bluffs to California. Taken from the Journal of Henry Standage. New York: Century Company, [1928]. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations, endpaper maps. Original blind-stamped cloth. Very good.
         First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 590. Rittenhouse 245. Tutorow 3337: "In addition to the text of Standage’s famous journal, this volume contains a great deal of correspondence on the war, a roster of the members of the Mormon Battalion, and a brief bibliography."

HITCHCOCK, Ethan Allen. Fifty Years in Camp and Field: Diary of Major-General Ethan Allen Hitchcock. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1909. Frontispiece portrait. Large 8vo, original green cloth, t.e.g.
         First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 183. Graff 1908: "[He] was an amazing man—educated, able, honest, industrious, conscientious, and patriotic in the highest degree. His estimates of the public men of his era, most of whom he knew well, are enlightening and interesting." Howes H539. Tutorow 3587: "His diary throws some interesting light on the campaign [from Vera Cruz to Mexico], and gives some facts not found in other histories." Pingenot: Hitchcock was engaged in the Florida wars and in removing the Seminoles; he served with both Taylor and Scott in the Mexican War; and he was in the Civil War.

JAY, William. A Review of the Causes and Consequences of the Mexican War. Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Company, 1849. Original blind-stamped cloth, spine title gilt. Corners lightly worn, spine ends rubbed. Internally very good. Overall a good to very good copy.
         First edition. Haferkorn, p. 14. Larned 2003: "Written from the Abolitionist point of view. Jay held that the war was merely one act in a conspiracy to secure Mexican territory." Tutorow 3218: "The major abolitionism history of the Mexican War...focuses on American atrocities committed against the Mexicans." Pingenot: An important and (then) controversial work, having gone through four printings the first year of publication (the book was published simultaneously in Philadelphia and New York). Over half the book is devoted to the Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas, Annexation of Texas, and other causes of the Mexican War.

JAY, William. A Review of the Causes and Consequences of the Mexican War. Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Company, 1849. Original blind-stamped cloth, spine title gilt. Corners lightly worn, spine ends rubbed and splitting along joint. Internally very good. Overall a good to very good copy.
         Second edition.

(24 vols.)
($1,000-2,000)