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[MEXICO]. GRONE, Carl von. Briefe über Nord-Amerika und Mexiko und den zwischen beiden geführten Krieg.... Nach dessen tode herausgegebenen und mit einem Vorworte begleitet von A.C.E. von Grone. Braunschweig: Druck von George Westermann; New-York: G. & B. Westermann Brothers, 1850. [i-iii] iv-viii, [2], [1] 2-110 pp. 8vo (21.2 x 14 cm), contemporary green and black marbled boards. Spine ends rubbed, moderate rubbing including upper hinge, corners bumped, slightly cocked. Title page moderately foxed and reattached, otherwise interior fine. One of the few German works on the war.

First edition. Connor & Faulk 763. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 218. Haferkorn, p. 13. Howes G440. Sabin 28919. Tutorow 4030.

A series of five letters covering 1847-1848 written from various places including Veracruz and Puebla. Grone and his fellow Prussians served with Scott, although they were so disgusted with the American volunteers that they did not want to re-enlist (See Amy S. Greenberg, A Wicked War, New York: Vintage, 2013, p. 205).

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[MEXICO]. GRONE. Briefe.... New York, 1850

Estimate $200 - $400Dec 16, 2016
P.O. Box 4825
Austin, TX 78765
United States
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