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    [George Folsom.] Mexico in 1842: a Description of the Country, its Natural and Political Features; with a Sketch of its History, Brought Down to the Present Year. To Which is Added, an Account of Texas and Yucatan; and the Santa Fe Expedition. New York: Charles J. Folsom, 1842. First edition. 16mo. 256 pp. Index. Folding map. Original dark brown cloth over boards. Gilt letters on spine. Blind-stamped designs to front and rear boards. Bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown. Inked name of previous owner on front free endpaper. Very minor bookworm damage to the inside of the rear board. Some light dampstaining to lower region of several pages both in the front and rear of the book. The map is in excellent condition. A very good copy.

    A chapter on the Santa Fe Expedition includes the narrative of Franklin Combs who was seventeen at the time. He gives a clear description of the hardships of the journey from Texas to New Mexico, with a recounting of the group's capture and their forced march 2000 miles to Mexico City.

    References:
    Howes F226. Raines pp. 83, 84. Sabin 24968. Streeter 1413.


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