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[DONIPHAN'S EXPEDITION]. EDWARDS, Frank S. A Campaign in New Mexico with Colonel Doniphan...With a Map of the Route, and a Table of the Distances Traversed. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1847. [i-vii] viii-xvi, [17] 18-184, [2, blank], [6, ads] pp., folding lithographed map: (Map Showing Col. A.W. Doniphan’s Route through the States of New Mexico, Chihuahua and Coahuila; 38.7 x 33 cm). 12mo (18.2 x 13.5 cm), later three-quarter tan mottled sheep over marbled boards, spine with gilt-lettered label, top edge stained. Map with minor marginal wrinkling and small fold split (no losses). Overall fine. Preserved in modern cloth slipcase.

First edition. Connor & Faulk 432. Eberstadt 137:170: “Contains much important material concerning General Houston and the Western reaches of Texas.” Garrett & Goodwin, pp. 146-147. Graff 1210. Haferkorn, pp. 43-44. Howes E52. Jones & Eames, Checklist 1146. Munk (Alliot), p. 81. Plains & Rockies IV:132:1: “Wagner believed Edwards’ narrative to be one of the most interesting accounts published about the expedition.” Rader 1282. Raines, p. 75: “Doniphan’s march from Santa Fe to Chihuahua...[is] one of the most memorable in military history.” Rittenhouse 184. Streeter Sale 164. Tutorow 3516: “Topics...include the author’s enlistment at St. Louis, rendezvous of the army near Bent’s Fort, recreation, Indian houses...the daily lives of soldiers, various people encountered along the way, Bent’s murder, Chihuahua orders from Taylor and Wool.” Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 543 & III, p. 9: “[The map] covers the entire route of the Colonel and his command from Independence and Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe, thence south down the Rio Grande to Paso del Norte (the present Juarez, Mexico), west of the Rio Grande to Chihuahua, and finally to the coast at Brazos Santiago, near the mouth of the Rio Grande. The map is an excellent representation of the region covered.”


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