Santa Cruz, CA: Bear State Books. Fine with no dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Tan boards with gilt illustration on cover and gilt title on spine. Boards are clean save small smudges on spine. Gilt is bright. Binding is square and tight. Very light soiling to top edge of text block, but interior is clean. Published Bear State Books - a small press focused on California history - this beautifully produced volume features a cover illustration by regional artist Joe Rodriquez, as well as extensive photographs and facsimiles within. Intending to set the record straight about one of the most mysterious, romanticized characters in early California history, this account from acclaimed historian and ethnographer Frank Latta is meticulously researched and annotated. ; B&W Photographs and illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 685 pp . (Inventory #: 015372)
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