Los Angeles: Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes, 1881. Hardcover. 457p., first edition. F.e.p. and all preliminary leaves are missing (blanks and half title), front hinge repaired stiffly, extremities frayed, cover corner and base of spine badly worn. Signatures still tight, cover lettering still legible, green boards and gilt.
With considerable material on Joaquin Murietta and other 'bandit' and outlaw tales, filibustering expeditions, rancho life.