Privately Published, 1893.
Hard Cover. Second Edition. Second, but still scarce, edition of Associate Supreme Court Justice Field’s memoirs of his “early days” in California. With paper inscribed “Compliments of Mr. Justice Field” pasted to the title page (note, we do not believe that this is Fields’ signature -- probably the hand of a clerk or secretary). Field was appointed by President Lincoln to the Supreme Court in 1863; he had gone to California during the Gold Rush years and while there his legal career took off. He had a pretty wild time in California, and depicts his legal life and adventures with vivacity and color. This edition has an account by the Hon. George Gorman of the assassination attempt on Justice Field by a former associate on the California Supreme Court, David S. Terry. ~Pretty amazing stuff. (Howes F117).
Very Good binding.