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    [Zachary Taylor] General Taylor's Life, Battles, and Correspondence. Philadelphia: T. C. Clarke, 1847. General Taylor's Life, Battles, and Despatches, with the Only Correct Portrait yet Published; Including Highly Important Letters, from the President of the United States, the War Department, Secretary Marcy, General Taylor, General Scott, Commodore Perry, and the Mexican Authorities. Accounts of the Glorious Battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Monterey, Buena Vista, Vera Cruz, and San Juan D'Ulloa. Presumed first edition. 8vo. 70pp. Illustrated with maps and portraits. Frontispiece. Original brown pictorial sewn wrappers. Wrappers splitting along spine and chipped at edges and extremities. Area of back wrapper adhered to final page, resulting in hole to wrapper. Dampstain to front wrapper, continuing through first couple of pages. Minor foxing throughout; pages toned. Very good. Scarce.

    Published less than two years before Zachary Taylor's election as the twelfth president, this account provides interesting content on his military life. He died seventeen months after his March 1849 inauguration.

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