Item #76457 A NAVY SURGEON IN CALIFORNIA, 1846-1847: The Journal of Marius Duvall. Marius Duvall.

A NAVY SURGEON IN CALIFORNIA, 1846-1847: The Journal of Marius Duvall

San Francisco: John Howell, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 600 copies designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. Duvall (1818-91) was appointed as an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy on January 25, 1842 and assigned to the frigate Constitution ("Old Ironsides"). He joined the Pacific Squadron in 1845, and a few months later was transferred to the sloop Portsmouth, which captured San Francisco on July 9, 1846. He served on land during the Mexican war, and in Sonora he was medical officer of the expedition, composed of marines, seamen, artillerymen, and two companies of cavalry, which defeated the enemy at Santa Clara on New Years' Day 1847. He was also aide to the commanding officer of the expedition, and afterward was senior medical officer of the expedition under Commodore Stockton, which landed at San Pedro to march to Los Angeles. Edited by Fred Blackburn Rogers. Octavo: x, [ii], 114 p. with 7 illustrations (4 folding). Original burgundy cloth binding, with a rendering the Portsmouth stamped in white on the front panel and gilt titles along the spine. A very good copy. Very Good. Item #76457

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