Santa Barbara: Wallace Hebberd, 1927. Hardcover. Fine/very good. The foreword is written by Arthur M. Ellis, and the illustrations are by James S. Bodrero. Santa Barbara: Wallace Hebberd, 1927. Second edition. Bell (1830-1918) was an incendiary attorney who was fond of the seamier side of life. This true account of the lawless days of Los Angeles during the 1850s and of Bell's volunteer service with the Los Angeles Rangers pursuing Joaquin Murrieta and his bandit gang rivals any dime-store western. A key Southern California title, in its original edition (1881) it was the first book printed and bound in Los Angeles. Octavo. Original green cloth binding, with pictorial gilt stamping. Internally crisp and clean. The dust jacket is lightly sun faded along the spine, with some occasional mild edgewear. Better than very good. The Zamorano Eighty, #5. (Inventory #: 64301)
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