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The Contest for California in 1861: How Colonel E.D. Baker Saved The Pacific States to the Union
KENNEDY, Elijah R.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1912. First First printing. WARMLY INSCRIBED ON THE HALF TITLE BY THE AUTHOR TO A PERSONAL FRIEND AND DATED 27 APRIL, 1912. Ribbed red cloth, spine lettering gilt; top edge gilt, fore edge uncut; 361 pps. with index, short bibliography and three appendices. Frontispiece photogravure portrait of Baker and with five additional portrait plates in the text. Scarce work on the background events leading up to the near secession of California to the Confederacy, highlighting the efforts of Colonel E.D. Baker to preserve the Pacific Coast states for the Union. Very good with occasional spotting to the cloth and shallow loss to the cloth at the foot of the spine; some pages roughly opened. Very Good Cloth (Item ID: D1018)


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