The Conquest of New Mexico and California: A Historical and Personal Narrative. St. George Cooke, hilip.

The Conquest of New Mexico and California: A Historical and Personal Narrative.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1878. iv, 307 pp. Illus. with large folding map (21.8 x 42.8 cm.; 8.6 x 16.85 inches). 8vo. Original terra-cotta cloth, spine lettered in gilt, stamped in black. First edition. A very good copy, extremities worn, book plates to front pastedown, small closed tears to map not affecting the map itself, some splits to end papers. Streeter 182. Cowan p. 142. Howes C738. Graff 869. Flake 2499. Wheat Transmississippi West III 505. Tutorow 3426. Item #40236

A sequel to 'Scenes and Adventures in the Army'. "Contains a condensed narrative of the march and operations of the Mormon battalion from Santa Fe, where Lieut. Col. Cooke assumed command, to San Diego," Cowan. Cook was ordered to forge a wagon route to the Pacific via the Gila route by General Stephen Watts Kearny. "An important source on the course of the Mexican War in the Far West by one of the great western soldiers," Streeter 182. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate.

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