First edition of History of Mexico by Philip Young; complete with two folding maps of Mexico.
Octavo, 564pp. Gray cloth, title in gilt on red morocco label affixed to spine. Marbled edges, marbled endpapers. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, dampstains to fore edge and bottom edge, foxing to leaves, a very good example. Previous ownership stamps throughout. Complete with seven woodcut maps (included in pagination) and two fold out lithograph maps with a touch of toning, light wear to creases. Fold-out maps titled: A New Map of Mexico, California, & Oregon, and Map of the Seat of War in Mexico, both published by J.A. & U.P. James of Cincinnati. A scarce example.
This volume is split into seven Books, all with their own series of chapters to yield an organized historical narrative of over three hundred years. Young’s History of Mexico details the Mexican-American War, including various accounts of General Zachary Taylor’s operations, the conquest of California, and the Siege of Veracruz. The remainder of the war is told in a later edition by George C. Furber.