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    John N. Edwards. Shelby's Expedition to Mexico. An Unwritten Leaf of the War. Kansas City: Kansas City Times Steam Book and Job Printing House, 1872. First edition. Octavo. 139 pages. Original blind-stamped brown cloth with title stamped in gilt on the front board. Kansas City Times advertisement used as front pastedown; Kansas City Lithographing Company advertisement used as rear pastedown.

    The scarce original edition. This is the only history by a participant giving an account of the ill-fated expedition of 1000 Confederates led by Shelby to join Maximilian, then on his tottering Mexican throne.

    Condition: About very good. Boards scuffed with minor damp damage; small splits in the joints; some loss of gilt to the titles on the front board; front hinge cracked but holding; pages toned along the edges but generally internally clean.

    Reference: Howes E55.


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