[CALIFORNIA]. CUTTS, James Madison. The Conquest of California and New Mexico, by the Forces of the United States, in the Years 1846 & 1847. Philadelphia: Published by Carey & Hart, 1847. [1-3] 4-264 pp., added engraved title, frontispiece portrait, 4 maps (included in pagination). 12mo (19 x 13 cm), original brown embossed cloth, spine gilt lettered. Slight shelf wear, spine extremities lightly chipped, bookplate removed from front pastedown; some light browning and foxing, but generally very good. The Jennie Crocker Henderson copy.
First edition of one of the classic accounts of the the taking of New Mexico and California by U.S. troops during the Mexican-American War. Cowan II, p. 154. Edwards, p. 64. Garrett & Goodwin, pp. 146 & 552. Graff 965. Haferkorn, p. 35. Hill 406. Howes C489. Plains & Rockies IV:131. Rader 1016. Sabin 18208. Tutorow 3059.
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