Lot 52 of 522:
Docket record of Napa County court, 1883-5  

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Manuscript ledger of the Napa County, California, justice docket, recording in detail hundreds of cases heart by the court


Napa, California




479 pp. Ink manuscript throughout, in several hands. 45.5x29 cm. (17¾x11½"), canvas-covered boards, marbled endpapers.

Fascinating official record of court activity in what is now the heart of wine country, north of San Francisco. The cases are listed chronologically, and each takes up about a half to a full page in the ledger, though there are a few longer. The case is named, the complaint given, the arrest noted, plea recorded, if guilty sentence passed, if not guilty the trial recorded, with jury members and witnesses named, procedures logged, verdict reached, and sentence laid down. A rare, valuable and revealing document.

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Soiling and wear to covers, internally very good or better.

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