Los Angeles. 1881. 457pp. Original gilt pictorial cloth, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Cloth heavily rubbed and worn. Internally clean. Overall, a solid, just about a good copy. Item #WRCAM20515
"The most readable historical narrative of early Southern California" - Howes. Bell includes accounts of his service with Walker in Nicaragua, exploits of notorious western badmen (Joaquin Murieta, et al), overland travel, Indian fighting, etc. Important as the first clothbound book printed, bound, and published in Los Angeles. HOWES B325. GRAFF 240. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 92. COWAN, p.44. STREETER SALE 2971. ZAMORANO 80, 5.