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With New Frontispiece and Added Material

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[HISTORIES]. FROST, John. The War and its Warriors; Comprising a Complete History of all the Operations of the American Armies in Mexico: With Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Most Distinguished Officers in the Regular Army and the Volunteer Force. New Haven and Philadelphia: Published by H. Mansfield, 1848. [2], 5-6 [vii]-viii, 9-319 [1, verso blank], [1] 2-10 pp., hand-colored wood-engraved frontispiece, 1 plate, 31 full-page text illustrations (included in pagination). 12mo (20 x 13 cm), original black stamped cloth with gilt-lettered and decorated spine. Spine slightly chipped and repaired, light edge wear. Moderate foxing and staining to some leaves, including title page, which has a marginal chip; frontispiece with marginal tear. Somewhat rare with the frontispiece, which is sometimes wanting. With modern book ticket of C.B. Sanders on front pastedown and ink and pencil signatures of James G. French at front.

Another edition of the above, here with a slightly different title, published after the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed. Connor & Faulk 13. Garrett & Goodwin, p 24. Sabin 26045. Tutorow 3212.

Here, the title page has been reset, the previous frontispiece has been bound as a plate, a new frontispiece has been supplied, and supplemental material has been added, including a printing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Otherwise, this is from the same setting of type as the above edition.

The handsome frontispiece lithographed by Sarony and Major, The Occupation of the Capital of Mexico, by the American Army, shows an American army looking far more neat and spiffy than it probably looked in real life.


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