Recollections of Mexico

New York & London: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. First edition, later issue (without the dedication leaf). 8vo. x, 304 pp. Thompson (1798-1868), a native of Anderson County, South Carolina, graduated from South Carolina College in 1814, read law, and was admitted to the bar, practicing law in Edgefield through 1824; he served in Congress, 1835-1841, and as U.S. minister to Mexico, 1842-1844, experience forming the basis of this book, "a calm, judicious volume still cited by historians" (DAB). Following his service in Mexico, Thompson spent most of his time tending to his plantation in South Carolina. Sabin 95537. Graff 4137. Haferkorn 87. Raines 204. A little foxing, but very good. Original plum cloth (spine sunned to a uniform brown), patterned endpapers. (#8089). Item #61047

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