New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. First edition. Tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portrait. Full cloth. Octavo. 131 pages, (ii) ads. Near fine. Bound in textured cloth over boards, showing some expert repairs to the binding.
Robert Field Stockton (1795-1866) served in the U.S. Navy during both the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, and captured California during the latter. Stockton was later elected to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey.