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Doniphan's Expedition
Cincinnati: J. A. & U. P. James, 1848. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. xii, 13-407pp. Illustrated. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt stamped flag and cannon illustration on front cover and gilt stamped title on spine. Includes the frontis steel engravings of Doniphan and Price. This edition includes a 9.5" by 13" fold-out map titled, "A New Map of Mexico, California & Oregon Published by J A & U P James Cincinnati 1848." Light damp stains and scattered foxing to interior including the engraved portraits. Fold-out map has a chip left upper corner confined mainly to the margin. Some edge wear and fade spots to brown cloth. Head of spine is chipped. Book is protected by mylar. Two names written on front paste down sheet and one on right front free endpaper. Jas A Frazer period ink signature on title page. First hand battle accounts by a member of the First Regiment of Missouri Cavalry. Content covers the conquest of Mexico; General Kearney's overland expedition to California; Doniphan's campaign against the Navajos; his unparalleled march upon Chihuahua and Durango; and the operations of General Price at Sante Fe. Second edition is considered the best edition according to Howes. Howes H 769; Graff 2004.
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