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California and New Mexico 1850   

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Message of the President of the United States, Communicating information... in relation to California and New Mexico. (caption title)

Taylor, Zachary





952 pp. This is preceded by Index to Executive Documents, Senate, 1st Session, 31st Congress, 1849-50, 43 pp. With 5 (of 7) maps, 4 of them folding. (8vo) 22.5x14 cm. (8¾x5½"), original sheep, morocco spine label. Senate Report 18, 31st Congress, 1st Session. 

Important compilation of documents relating to the conquest of California and the beginning of the California Gold Rush. "This important volume contains the official correspondence and documents relating to California, 1847-49, and is the most extensive source of authorities covering the period" - Zamorano. Lacking the maps from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont by Charles Preuss and George Derby's "Sketch of General Riley's Route through the Mining Districts, July and Aug. 1849." Howes C53; Kurutz 106a; Wagner-Camp 179b:1; Wheat Books 31; Zamorano Eighty 14.

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Binding lightly rubbed; foxing; lacking 2 maps; very good.

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