The Conquest of New Mexico and California, Philip Cooke, 1952, Biobooks, VG

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The Conquest of New Mexico and California: A Historical & Personal Narrative Author: P. St. George Cooke and Joseph A. Sullivan (Foreword) Publisher: Biobooks Release Date: 1952 Seller Category: CALIFORNIANA Qty Available: 1 Condition: Used: Excellent Sku: 02229 Notes: Very Good, SIGNED, one of 600 copies, 8vo, 10" x 7." Red cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on front and spine. Covers have slight wear to edges and tips and slight fading to lettering, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Pages have occasional foxing and light to moderate age toning, else pristine and intact. SIGNED by Joseph A. Sullivan in blue pen on front free endpaper: "To [--?], with affection, 5/21/52, Joe." Illustrations and one black-and-white folding map in back included. Illustrations are mostly black-and-white with faint printed decorative coloring. x, [1]-165, including illustrations, + map. Autobiographical account by Philip St. George Cooke (1809-1895), a United States Army cavalry officer and Union General who served during the Civil War. Cooke writes about his experiences and historical events that took place in New Mexico and California during the Mexican-American War. During the war, Cooke led the Mormon Battalion from Santa Fe to California. Foreword by Joseph A. Sullivan. Back colophon: "Six hundred copies of this book have been printed at the Times-Star Press, Alameda, California by Ben Kennedy and William R. Morrison; Bound by Commercial Book Bindery; First California Edition." Also listed as "California Relations XXXIII" on front copyright page. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.