1881 1st/1st Reminiscences of a Ranger Los Angeles California Gold Rush Indians

BELL, Horace

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“The FIRST cloth-bound book printed, bound, and published in Los Angeles” (Adams)

 

The most readable historical narrative of early southern California.” (Howes)

 

‘Reminiscences of a Ranger’ by Horace bell is a historical narrative of early Southern California. Bell utilizes his historical narrative to tell the tale of southern California paying attention to the rougher sides of life.

 

 

Bell includes information on:

  • San Pedro California
  • San Francisco
  • Slavery
  • Indians
  • Vaqueros
  • Pirates
  • Thieves
  • Confederates
  • Gold Rush
  • Founding of Los Angeles
  • Battles
  • Spanish Families
  • Mexican Captains
  • Military
  • Expeditions
  • Elections

 

Bell has written more minutely upon the “seamy side” of society than any other California author, and there is a fascination about his book. From the long lists given of murderous villains, thieving scoundrels, and other unholy characters, the polite society of the south in those days was neither large nor extensive.” -Cowan

 

This 1881 first edition is very scarce with its decorated cloth cover!

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1881 1st/1st Reminiscences of a Ranger Los Angeles California Gold Rush Indians

 

“The FIRST cloth-bound book printed, bound, and published in Los Angeles” (Adams)

 

The most readable historical narrative of early southern California.” (Howes)

 

‘Reminiscences of a Ranger’ by Horace bell is a historical narrative of early Southern California. Bell utilizes his historical narrative to tell the tale of southern California paying attention to the rougher sides of life.

 

 

Bell includes information on:

  • San Pedro California
  • San Francisco
  • Slavery
  • Indians
  • Vaqueros
  • Pirates
  • Thieves
  • Confederates
  • Gold Rush
  • Founding of Los Angeles
  • Battles
  • Spanish Families
  • Mexican Captains
  • Military
  • Expeditions
  • Elections

 

Bell has written more minutely upon the “seamy side” of society than any other California author, and there is a fascination about his book. From the long lists given of murderous villains, thieving scoundrels, and other unholy characters, the polite society of the south in those days was neither large nor extensive.” -Cowan

 

This 1881 first edition is very scarce with its decorated cloth cover!

 

Item number: #8614

Price: $599

 

BELL, Horace

 

Reminiscences of a ranger, or, Early times in Southern California

 

Los Angeles: Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes, Printers, 1881. First Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 457, [1]
  • References: Graff 240; Cowan I 16; Cowan II 44, Howes B 235; Zamorano Eighty 5; Adams 189
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm)

 

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8614

Categories

Americana, American History

Military & War

Authors

BELL, Horace

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete