New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. 394 p. 24 illustrations. First edition, #40 of 150 copies signed by Lyman. Classic biography of John Marsh (1799-1856), the early California pioneer who is often regarded as the first physician in the state. The owner of a vast rancho and one of the richest men in California, he was ambushed and murdered by three of his "vaquero" employees over a wage dispute, an event that caused a sensation at the time. From the library of engineer and California utility company executive George Clinton Ward (1863-1933), with his bookplate to a prefatory leaf. Octavo. Original red cloth binding, with a gilt-stamped black leather spine label. Internally crisp and clean. Tiny nick to one of the spine label (not affecting the titles), with a bit of minor wear to the bottom corners; else very good. Very Good. Item #63807
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