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A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War 1846-1847.
[Salt Lake City], 1881 (but 1882). - 8vo., (9 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches). (Evenly tanned, one or two short tears). Near contemporary black half diced calf, with gilt lettering to spine (slightly edgeworn). Provenance: Bookplate of Joseph Gregg Layne to front pastedown. First edition. The "earliest and probably the best book on the famous Mormon battalion of the Mexican War. Written by one of its members." (Zamorano 80). Tyler was a member of the Battalion which was organized in Council Bluffs and marched to San Diego. "The battalion, about five hundred strong, was organized at Council Bluffs in July, 1846, Col. Allen in command. After a tedious march, attended by many hardships, it reached San Diego in January, 1847, where it was mustered out" (Cowan). "Though dated 1881, internal statements indicate its actual publication in 1882" (Howes). Pages 118-125 contain a "List of Names in the Mornon [sic] Battalion," adding a personal element to the story. Joseph Gregg Layne (1885-1952) was a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana, who also worked with the "Quarterly for the Historical Society of Southern California" as President, member of the Board of Directors, and Editor. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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