Albany: Little & Company [Joel Munsell, Printer], 1851. 78, [2 blanks] pp, plus lithographed engraving frontis of General Wool with his facsimile signature. Original printed wrappers, stitched. Light to moderate foxing, else Very Good.
Baylies's Narrative is one of the most significant and reliable sources for Wool's campaign during the Mexican War, particularly the Chihuahua Expedition, the capture of Saltillo, and the Battle of Buena Vista. He draws on government documents and participants' first-hand accounts. For this work Baylies interviewed Wool; he includes valuable information on Wool's activities in Texas and northern Mexico.
FIRST EDITION. Howes B262. Munselliana 512. 111 Eberstadt 358. Item #29657