Life and Adventures of the Celebrated Bandit Joaquin Murrieta: His Exploits in the State of California
Paz, Ireno; Belle, Frances P. (trans)

Chicago: Regan, 1925. First Edition First edition, one of only 975 unnumbered copies. Ribbed brick-colored cloth stamped in black; 174 pps. Scarce history of Mexican bandit Joaquin Murrieta whose depredations terrorized California and Northern Mexico in the Gold Rush period of the 1840s and 50s. The biographer presents the outlaw as a somewhat sympathetic figure with some Robin Hood elements, driven to a life of crime by the lynching of his brother and killing of his wife. A fine, tight, fresh copy in the rare brown paper dust wrapper, illustrated on the front with a woodcut otherwise blank. The jacket has been repaired around the edges with clear tape. Fine Cloth (Item ID: D5412)

$125.00

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