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Lot 0586
Author: Cooke, Phillip St. George
Title: The Conquest of New Mexico and California; An Historical and Personal Narrative
Place Published: New York
Publisher:G.P. Putnam Sons
Date Published: 1878

[i-iii]-iv, [2], [1] 2-307 [1, blank] pp., Folding map.  (12mo) 19 x 13.5 cm (7½x5¼"), original green cloth, spine gilt lettered. First Edition.

Kearny ordered Cooke to open a wagon route to the Pacific by the Gila Route, involving a 1,100 mile march through unknown wilderness without a road or trail. The Mormon Battalion’s March is one of the legendary events of the Mexican-American War. They were instrumental in establishing control of California and frustrating Frémont’s designs. Several of their number became prominent California citizens.

Cooke (1809-1895), a career military officer was famously the father-in-law of Confederate cavalry commander J. E. B. Stuart, who once humiliated him during the Civil War and basically ended his career as a field officer.

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Light bumping of spine extremities; with printed Kennedy book ticket on front pastedown.

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The Conquest of New Mexico and California

Estimate $10 - $100Aug 23, 2018
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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