DescriptionIsaac I. Stevens. Campaigns of the Rio Grande and of Mexico. With Notices of the Recent Work of Major Ripley. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1851. First edition. 8vo. [vi], -108 pages. Contemporary marbled boards with cloth spine. Titles stamped in gilt on the spine.
Isaac Stevens, a soldier in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, also, between these conflicts, served as the first governor of Washington Territory. While serving in the Corps of Engineers during the Mexican-American War, Major Stevens saw action at Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Palo Alto, etc. When Major R. S. Ripley published his two-volume military history, The War with Mexico, Stevens took exception with much of Ripley's analysis, and decided to issue his own narrative.
Condition: Boards well-worn along the edges; joints cracked; spine with partial tape reinforcement; Western Reserve Historical society label on front pastedown; pencil marginalia on the preliminary pages; title page toned and with scattered foxing; occasional small damp stains, else a very good copy.
References: Howes S962. Raines, p. 195. Sabin 91522.
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