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[UNITED STATES: POLITICS & GOVERNMENT]. Fourteen pamphlets concerning various aspects of the war.

[1] Battles of Mexico: Containing an Authentic Account of All the Battles Fought in that Republic, including the Treaty of Peace, with a List of the Killed and Wounded, together with a Brief Sketch of the Lives of Generals Scott and Taylor. Illustrated with Fifteen Beautiful Engravings. New York: J.C. Burdick, 162 Nashua St., 1848. [Wrapper imprint: New York: E. Hutchinson, 162 Nassau St.; Philad: T.B. Peterson, 98 Chesnut St., 1848]. [1-12] 13-103, 81-96, [53] 54-53-61 pp., text engravings. 8vo (24 x 15.5 cm), original maize pictorial wrappers. Upper printed wrapper worn and chipped, lower wrap wanting, some pages chipped, dog-eared, and lightly water-stained.

Covers all battles of the war from the beginning to the surrender of Mexico City. Includes detailed lists of killed and wounded (pp. 81-96) and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (pp. 53-61). One illustration shows the Battle of Palo Alto.

[2] GALLATIN, Albert. War Expenses. New York: Bartlett & Welford, No 7 Astor House, New York, 1848 [wrapper title]. [1] 2-22 [2,blank] pp. 8vo (23.5 x 14 cm), original printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled and chipped. With ink stamps and library markings of the Rhode Island Historical Society.

First edition.

A masterful, detailed analysis of the war and its expenses by the man who knew more about government finances than anyone. Argues that a loan must be procured to cover expenses since direct taxation will not work (p. 13).

[3] N.H. Patriot....Extra. The Causes and Justice of the Mexican War: Containing Ninety Five Instances of Wanton Murder, Robbery, Aggression and Outrage, by the Mexican Authorities, upon the Persons and Property of American Citizens. Compiled from Official Documents. Concord: N.H.: Printed at the N.H. Patriot Office, [1846]. [1-3] 4-16 pp. 8vo (23.5 x 16 cm). Unopened. Lightly chipped, otherwise very fine.

First edition. Streeter Sale 243. Tutorow 2948.

"A New England tract that is anti-abolitionist and pro-war" (Tutorow).

[4] Observations on the Origin and Conduct of the War with Mexico. From the Democratic Review, for April. New York, 1847. [1-3] 4-11 [1, blank] pp. 8vo (23 x 14 cm), original grey printed wrappers. Upper wrapper chipped, stained, and detached, lower wrapper repaired with tape. Ink manuscript note on upper wrapper “New York Historical Society” and pencil note, “By Prosper N. Wetmore,” also repeated on the title page.

Second edition. Eberstadt 489. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 40.

“Defends the War Department of the United States from the criticisms being directed against it. The Secretary, Marcy, ‘has shown himself far-seeing, prompt, and sagacious’” (Eberstadt).

[5] PATTEN, George Washington. Episodes of the Mexican War. A Poem. Delivered before New York Associated Veterans of the Mexican War, at the Lexington Avenue Opera House, New York City, on the Thirty-First Anniversary of the Capture of the City of Mexico. New York: Brentano’s Literary Emporium, 39 Union Square, 1878. [1-7] 8-43 [1] pp. 12mo (16 x 12 cm), original blue glazed printed wrappers, stitched. Most of spine is lacking and wrappers have a few spots and nicks, interior fine.

First edition. Eberstadt 503. Garrett & Goodwin, pp. 277-278.

A highly congratulatory poem on American successes in Mexico, including passages on the Siege of Veracruz and the Battle of Cerro Gordo. The author, a war veteran, achieved some reputation as a poet after the war.

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