[BIOGRAPHY]. CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel. Sam Chamberlain’s Mexican War: The San Jacinto Museum of History and Paintings. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, for the San Jacinto Museum of History, 1993. [i-viii] ix-xii, 1-207  pp. Folio (33 x 25.5 cm), original quarter leather over blue cloth, spine gilt lettered with original slipcase. Very fine.
First edition (limited edition #20 of 100 signed).
Profusely illustrated with author’s drawings and annotated and extensively edited by William H. Goetzmann. This work is based on the collection of Chamberlain’s drawings at San Jacinto that are here reproduced in color for the first time. Includes extensive coverage of the Battles of Monterrey and Buena Vista, with numerous drawings of minor incidents and encounters thrown in, as Chamberlain had a roving and inquisitive eye for all things great and small, especially his own personal adventures. Should be used with his My Confession (q.v.). An essential Mexican-American War book.
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