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Committee of Vigilance. Revolution in San Francisco, 1851. An Account of The Hundred DaysWhen Certain Citizens Undertook the Suppression of the Criminal Activities of the Sydney Ducks by [SAN FRANCISCO]  . STEWART George R - First edition - 1964 - from Randall House Rare Books and Biblio.com

Committee of Vigilance. Revolution in San Francisco, 1851. An Account of The Hundred DaysWhen Certain Citizens Undertook the Suppression of the Criminal Activities of the Sydney Ducks

by [SAN FRANCISCO] . STEWART George R

Condition: Fine/pictorial dust jacket (spine a tad browned, one small tear (closed) at top of front panel)


Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1964. First edition. original brown cloth lettered in brown. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (spine a tad browned, one small tear (closed) at top of front panel). Octavo. Illustrated “...1851 in San Francisco, two men entered the dry-goods store of C. J. Jansen & Co., knocked the proprietor unconscious, and escaped with $1586. ... it was the spark which ignited a conflagration not to be put out until order reigned in a hitherto lawless city and state. ... in June, 103 determined and respectable citizens quietly established what they called the Committee of Vigilance. ... Throughout the summer these men, augmented to several hundreds, operated anomalously but carefully to control crime. In general, they acted openly, with the support of the great majority of citizens, including many clergymen. ...” -from the dust jacket.
  • Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 10071
  • Title: Committee of Vigilance. Revolution in San Francisco, 1851. An Account of The Hundred DaysWhen Certain Citizens Undertook the Suppression of the Criminal Activities of the Sydney Ducks
  • Author: [SAN FRANCISCO] . STEWART George R
  • Format/binding: Original brown cloth lettered in brown
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: pictorial dust jacket (spine a tad browned, one small tear (closed) at top of front panel)
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1964
  • Keywords: Vigilance committee, san francisco, californiana, western americana, George Stewart, crime, vigilantes,
  • Bookseller catalogs: Californiana;
  • Size: Octavo


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