Prince, L. Bradford. Historical Sketches of New Mexico from the Earliest Records to the American Occupation. New York | Kansas City: Leggat Brothers | Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1883. Second Edition.
Terra cotta blindstamped pebble cloth, light wear to ends & corners 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, private ink name stamp to top page edge, small paper name & address label on ffep. 327 clean pp. plus 2 pp. Appendix, tight. Very good. Hardcover. 
Howes P611; Bradford 4492; Rader 2738; Saunders 2610; Graff 3363: "Printed in Kansas City, also carries Kansas City imprint."
The author was once Chief Justice of New Mexico, and was President of the Historical Society of New Mexico. He dedicates the book to the Pueblos, the Mexicans, and the Americans, all as New Mexicans.
The first 227 pages cover the colonial periods, with details on the expeditions of Cabeza de Baca, Marcos de Niza, Coronado, Espejo, Saldivar and Penalosa. The Mission of Friar Ruiz is described, as well as the Pueblo Government of 1680-1695. Further developments include Pike's Expedition, the Santa Fé Trail, the Insurrection of 1837, the American occupation, and the Revolt of 1847.
"One of the earliest, and best, histories of the territory..." - Michael Ginsberg.