Title: Doniphan's Expedition; Containing an Account...
Publisher: U. P. James, Cincinnati
Publication Date: 1847
Edition: 1st Edition
Octavo. rebound in three-quarter green calf over marbled boards, lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers, original salmon coloured wrappers bound in (both together at end). Illustrated with plans of battle fields and fine engravings. Lacking fold out map. This copy was most likely published after the dissolution of the partnership between J. A. and U. P. James which took place in July f 1854, since only U. P. James's name is printed as the publisher. The claim of the United States to New Mexico and Arizona, which were finally acquired by the Gadsden Purchase, was based on Doniphan's and Kearney's conquests. Doniphan, the prominent soldier and statesman from Missouri, showed great brilliance during the Mexican War. [Cowan I p. 115; II p. 295. Graff 2004. Howes 769. Sabin 33596. Wagner-Camp-Becker 134:6]. Extremities lightly rubbed, mild to moderate foxing throughout, else fine First edition, later printing. "Cheap edition" issue, with the list of embellishments [illustrations]. Bookseller Inventory # 26525
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