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The War Between the United States and Mexico illustrated, Embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principal Conflicts by Carl Nebel... With a Description of Each Battle by  George KENDALL - First Edition - 1851 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 406724)

The War Between the United States and Mexico illustrated, Embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principal Conflicts by Carl Nebel... With a Description of Each Battle

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The War Between the United States and Mexico illustrated, Embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principal Conflicts by Carl Nebel... With a Description of Each Battle

by KENDALL, George

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A fine copy in a very handsome binding, the plates with some occasional soiling to the mounts, but unobtrusive and not affecting
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New York & Philadelphia: [Plon Brothers of Paris for] Appleton, 1851. A fine copy in a very handsome binding, the plates with some occasional soiling to the mounts, but unobtrusive and not affecting plates. Overall, very fresh and bright. Folio (542 x 425 mm). 12 lithographed plates by Bayot after drawings by Carl Nebel, each finely hand-colored and finished with touches of gum arabic, by Lemercier of Paris. Modern red half morocco spine gilt, contemporary printed boards mounted on sides. FIRST EDITION. THE BEST PICTORIAL RECORD OF THE WAR WITH MEXICO. Kendall, a journalist with the New Orleans Picayune, had repeatedly endorsed U.S. military action against Mexico. When war broke out, he "rode with the rangers, witnessed most of Taylor's battles, and himself captured a cavalry flag...he attached himself as a voluntary aide to the staff of General Worth and saw nearly all the fighting from Vera Cruz to Chapultepec. He was mentioned in dispatches and was wounded in the knee in the storming of the last fortress" (DAB). Bennett p. 65 ("these seem...the very best American battle scenes in existence"); Howes K-76 ("b," "The fine plates by Carl Nebel were produced at Paris, the text printed at New Orleans, the book bound and sold by Appleton in New York"); Sabin 37362.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
406724
Title
The War Between the United States and Mexico illustrated, Embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principal Conflicts by Carl Nebel... With a Description of Each Battle
Author
KENDALL, George
Book condition
Used - A fine copy in a very handsome binding, the plates with some occasional soiling to the mounts, but unobtrusive and not affecting
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
[Plon Brothers of Paris for] Appleton
Place of Publication
New York & Philadelphia
Date published
1851
Bookseller catalogs
Americana;

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