Fitch W. Taylor. The Broad Pennant: or, A Cruise in the United States Flag Ship of the Gulf Squadron, During the Mexican Difficulties; Together With Sketches of the Mexican War, From the Commencement of Hostilities to the Capture of the City of Mexico. New York: Leavitt, Trow & Company, 1848. First edition. 12mo. 415pp, [1]pp blank, [16]pp ads. Folding lithographic frontispiece "The United States Squadron Landing its Seamen & Marines at the Brazos de Santiago, May 8th, 1846." Original reddish-brown cloth, blind-stamped with gilt decorated spine. Wear at the spines ends, with a short split in the rear joint, and evidence that the boards have been touched up with dye. Folding frontispiece poorly folded. Contents toned with scattered moderate foxing (occasionally heavy on a few pages), and a few dampstains. Else a solid copy of this scarce work, in very good condition.

    An account of U.S. naval operations in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Texas. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.

    References: Raines, p. 199. Tutorow 3366. Not in Howes.

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