Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1847. 264pp. including four plans. Frontispiece portrait. Engraved title. 12mo. Original blue blindstamped cloth, rebacked in later blue cloth, retaining original title label and publisher's information on spine. Cloth faded, worn at corners; rear hinge almost broken. Clean internally. Good overall. Item #WRCAM43877
One of the principal sources for the history of the American conquest of the southwest, with much on Doniphan's march, the Missouri volunteer's, Stevenson's regiment, and the operations of Kearny, Fremont, and Sloat. "The work is a compilation of letters and various first-hand accounts of the actions in New Mexico and California, with a short description of the return of Kearny and his party, June-August, 1847, over the mountains. It also included the notes of Captain A.R. Johnston, aide to General Kearny, and casualty of the Battle of San Pascual" - Wagner-Camp. The frontispiece portrait is of Kearny, and the portrait on the engraved title is of Fremont. HOWES C989, "aa." GRAFF 965. RADER 1-16. HILL 406. WAGNER-CAMP 131. EBERSTADT 114:873. SABIN 18208. TUTOROW 3059. STREETER SALE 416. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 103 (note).