Our Army at Monterey. Mexico, Thomas Bangs Thorpe.
Our Army at Monterey.
Our Army at Monterey.

Our Army at Monterey.

1847. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1847 [pictorial title dated 1848].

Sm. 8vo (18.7 x 13.5 cm), [i-ii] iii-vii [1, blank], 9-204 pp., wood-engraved frontispiece, title, and plate, folded lithograph map (see below). Original marbled boards, green cloth backstrip, fragment of a manuscript label remaining, boards a little rubbed, light foxing, very good.

§ First edition, second printing, with signature marks in both numbers and letters and the pictorial title dated 1848. The Library of Congress copy, which was probably the copyright deposit copy, has the date 1847 on the illustrated title page. This copy is of interest for the very early bookseller's label at the front: "Devaux's English, German, Spanish, and French Circulating Library and Bookstore 2nd Street of San Francisco No. 4, opposite the Post Office. Mexico." (followed by the terms for lending).

The illustrations are: folding map: Monterey and Its Approaches. [Below neat line] From a Map Drawn by Lieut. Benjamin, U.S.A. and Engraved Expresly [sic] for “Our Army at Monterey.” T. Sinclair’s Lith. Phila. 17.7 x 32.5 cm. Includes legend.

There are two plates: (1) "Entry Into Monterey." [Inside image area] Gilbert & Gihon. 9.5 x 15.6 cm. Frontispiece. and (2) City Of Monterey. In the Centre is the “Citadel;” on the Right are the Hills Confederation and Independence, on which Are Situated the “Bishop’s Palace” and other Forts; on the Left, the Forts Defending the Town. The Volunteers Approached the City between the Citadel and the Forts on the Left, the Regulars under Gen. Worth, Circuitously Moved Round to the Right.

BAL 20306. Braislin Sale 1303. Connor & Faulk 245. Garrett & Goodwin, pp. 143 & 415. Haferkorn, p. 53. Howes T235. Littell Sale 1036. Sabin 95664. Item #124027

Price: $995.00

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