San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. Original red cloth and pictorial boards; octavo; 71 pp. Illustrated. Fine copy in very good, moderately edgeworn jacket. Fine copy in very good, moderately edgeworn jacket / very good. Item #17254
The text, originally published in New Orleans in 1852 as an account of a crime and frontier justice administered, is declared in the introduction by Richard Dillon to belong to that genre of American fiction he calls "California Gold Rush gallows confessions." Autographed by Richard Dillon of front free endpaper.