1856. Item #77847
[BAYARD, Samuel J.] A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF COM. ROBERT F. STOCKTON; with an appendix, comprising his correspondence with the Navy Department respecting his conquest of California; and extracts from the defence of Col. J. C. Fremont, in relation to the same subject; together with his speeches in the Senate of the United States, and his political letters. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. First edition; inscribed on the front fly-leaf "Miss Caroline Bayard, with respects of [the] Author." Frontispiece portrait. 210,131, pp. Brown cloth, blocked in blind, gilt-stamped title on spine, pink endpapers. Lightly sunned on spine and rubbed on sides, with a couple small soiled spots. Text leaves show light to moderate foxing, with a slightly musty smell, and some dog-eared corners. Very good. (Howes B254).