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Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(WEST--NEW MEXICO.) William Watts Hart Davis. The Spanish Conquest of New Mexico. Folding map (detached), frontispiece portrait. 438 pages. 8vo, publisher's cloth, moderate wear; minor dampstaining toward rear, minor foxing, map detached with moderate wear; owner's signatures on front endpapers. Doylestown, PA, 1869
The author served in various official posts in New Mexico Territory (including present-day Arizona) from 1853 to 1857, closing with a stint as acting governor. "His narrative of the prolonged hostilities between the Spaniards and the Indians, the religious rites, method of warfare, and peculiar ceremonies of the latter, is fresh, vigorous, and highly interesting"--Field 406. Sabin 18905; Streeter sale, II:467. None traced at auction since 2000.
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