(Americana Militaria) 1 Vol. Kendall, George Wilkins. The War between the United States and Mexico. New York and Philadelphia: Appleton, 1851. First edition. Illustrated by Carl Nebel. Folio; modern buckram. With lithographic map and 12 hand-colored lithographic plates heightened with gum arabic. Light creasing and minor dust smudging to title page, edges of map sheet toned, scattered light foxing to text, minor dust smudging to blank plate margins, a little dampstaining at bottom blank fore edge margin of the plates 10 and 11 and very unobtrusively on the margin of plate 12. U.S. Clerk's Office stamp in bottom left corner of each plate image. Ex-library: perforated stamp on title page; ink stamp at foot of first page of preface. Map and all plates free of library markings.
Howes K-126; Sabin 37362; Bennett page 65, "These seem to the editor the very best American battle scenes in existence."
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