LIFE OF DAVID S. TERRY Presenting an Authentic, Impartial and Vivid History of His Eventful Life and Tragic Death.
WAGSTAFF, A. E.
San Francisco Continental Publishing Company 1892 (xvi) 526 pages. First Edition. Original cloth with gilt cover and spine titling. Illustrated, including Frontispiece from photograph of David Terry. Octavo. The authorized biography of one of the most colorful and controversial characters in California history. A soldier, lawyer, Associate and Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. Terry stabbed a man to death during the reign of the San Francisco Vigilence Committee, killed David C. Broderick in a duel and finally was shot to death when he assaulted United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field in a railroad station restaurant in Lathrop, California. Prior owners signature in ink (San Francisco attorney M. G. Loefler, dated October 31, 1892) on a front free endpaper. Covers rubbed, some edgewear and age-toning of pages as usual: ffrontis portrait and title page almost separated, but Very Good or better, now in a custom clear mylar jacket. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
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Jacket Condition: Clear Mylar (Custom)
Binding: Original Cloth
Condition: Very Good Plus
Book Id: 1730