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A Rare Scott Broadside

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[SCOTT, Winfield]. Scenes in the Life of General Scott. N.p.: n.d. [after September 14, 1847]. Four columns of typeset text surrounded by 18 woodcut vignettes showing Scott at center mounted and in uniform and various scenes from his career. Broadside: image area: 69 x 52 cm; overall sheet size: 79.5 x 58.5 cm. Slightly wrinkled and creased, one split repaired, split in lower margin, minor losses at folds, otherwise fine. Very rare. Only one copy at auction and only one copy on OCLC, but others are known at the Lincoln Financial Foundation and New York State Library.

First edition. Sabin 78425. Not in standard Mexican-American War sources.

Vignettes from upper left clockwise include Bombardment of Vera Cruz, Entrance into the Grand Plaza of Mexico, Battle of Cerro Gordo, Battle of Contreras, Battle of Churubusco, Battle of Molino del Rey, Storming of Chapultepec, Scott Badly Wounded, Battle of Lindy’s Lane, Battle of Fort George, Scott Tearing Down the British Flag, Scott Attacked by Indian Chiefs. The text relates to the vignettes and covers Fort George, the War of 1812, Seminole Wars, and the Mexican-American War.


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