New York: C. S. Francis, 1849. First. hardcover. and the Principal Events Attending the Conquest of the Californias. Ed. by Joseph N. Balestier. 6 lithograph plates. vi, 305pp. 12mo, original brown cloth, lacks map, spine ends and edges of corners worn, corners bumped, cloth soiled, light foxing, including plates, mostly to margins. New York: C. S. Francis, 1849. First Edition. good.
Author was a grandson of Paul Revere and served as an officer in the United States Navy during the Mexican War. "In 1845 he (Revere) was assigned to the California coast, where, in command of a landing party from the Portsmouth, he raised the flag at Sonoma on July 9, 1846, fought in Stockton's force at the San Gabriel River, and participated in subsequent naval activities on the Mexican west coast..." DAB XV, page 514. He writes of his impressions of California, including Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1850, Revere left the navy and settled on a ranch he had bought near Sonoma. "One of the most valuable books of the period" Cowan p. 530. Zamorano 80, number 63. Wheat, Gold Rush 165. Howes R-222.