Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1859. 432pp. Original green patterned cloth, gilt-stamped spine. Front hinge cracked. Slight foxing. Overall very good. From the library of Guy Littell, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Item #WRCAM27833
Second issue, probably the same sheets as the first of 1857, with a cancel title and Cooke's new rank of colonel. Cooke's career was largely in the West, beginning as an escort for a Santa Fe caravan in 1829, and including service at Fort Atkinson in 1831 and on the Oregon Trail in 1845, which is as far as this volume carries his story. An interesting military memoir. WAGNER-CAMP 288:2. CLARK III:24. HOWES C740. FIELD 359. SABIN 16339. RITTENHOUSE 132. GRAFF 871. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 145.