Lot 111 of 435:
Field's Reminiscences of Early Days in California  

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$400 - $600

Title:
Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California, with Other Sketches...to Which is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Hon. George C. Gorham
Author:
Field, Stephen J.
Place:
[Washington, D.C.]
Publisher:
Printed for a few friends
Date:
[1893]
Description:

472 pp. (8vo) original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Second Edition.

This is the enlarged edition with the Assassination Attempt added. Field achieved distinction as a justice for the U.S. Supreme Court (1863-1897). He moved to California in 1849 and became the Alcalde of Marysville before being elected to the California State Supreme Court in 1857. Wheat notes: "The recollections of a brilliant early lawyer, one of the founders of Marysville." Includes a large amount of detailed information on early trials, lynch juries, and famous cases in California history. This copy has the corrected slips pasted-in on pages 286 and 297. Howes F-117; Kurutz 237c; Graff 1316; Cowan, p. 209; Rocq 9357; Wheat 76n; Bradford 1666. Bookplate of Roger K. Larson

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Condition:
Cloth lightly worn, endpapers chipped, front hinge cracked; very good.
 
Item number:
290201
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