London: David Bogue, 1845. Second British edition. Hardcover. 432; 436pp. Duodecimo [17.5 cm] Brown decoratively embossed cloth over boards. Corners bumped, short tears and wear to spine tips. The text block of volume 1 cracked here and there. With the map at the front of volume 1. Short tears to map at affixed edge, else very light wear. Good. Item #55714
As stated in Wagner-Camp, "Kendall's book is the best first-hand story of the ill-fated invasion of New Mexico in 1841, an unsuccessful effort to extend the western border of the Republic of Texas to the Rio Grande. The Texans, poorly supplied and led, were captured by the Mexicans and marched to prison in Mexico City. Kendall was later released and he returned to New Orleans and his newspaper, the Picayune, which he had helped to establish five years earlier." Wagner-Camp 110:3. Wright-Howes K-74.