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Auction 194, Lot 718

Contemporary Documentation of the Mexican-American War

"[Mexican-American War] Niles' National Register, Containing Political, Historical, Geographical, Scientifical, Statistical, Economical, and Biographical Documents, Essays and Facts ... [July 4, 1846, to January 2, 1847...]",

Subject: Document - Mexican-American War

Period: 1846 (published)


Color: Black & White

8.9 x 12.5 inches
22.6 x 31.8 cm
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This is the complete volume of the Niles' National Register, covering the period from July 4, 1846 to January 2, 1847 (the final issue is misbound at the front of the volume and erroneously dated 1846 instead of 1847). There are 27 weekly issues which provide a comprehensive contemporary account of all aspects of the early part of the Mexican-American War, including the Battle of Monterey, the key American victory. The volume features numerous articles on the Oregon Treaty and the settling of the U.S. boundary, affairs in Texas, troubles of the Mormons, and much more. The Niles’ National Register was discontinued in 1849 after a long run as the most prominent national weekly newspaper in the first half of the 19th century. These later issues are scarcer than earlier ones as subscriptions dwindled. Edited by Jeremiah Hughes in Baltimore. Hardbound in quarter leather with tips over marbled boards.


Condition: B

Contents have light toning and scattered foxing. Covers have light wear with bumped corners.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/13/2023