Title Lawyers of Los Angeles: A History of the Los Angeles Bar Association and of the Bar of Los Angeles County.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Bar Association, 1959.
Inscription Signed by Author
Seller ID GOY612-2-20
8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. x, 370 pp. Title page printed in red and black with a slate-gray "Justice" vignette, 38 black-and-white illustrations on plates, tables in the appendices, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter black cloth, green paper over boards, spine titled and decorated in gilt, the notoriously fragile dust-jacket is price-clipped, soiled, backed with heavy paper and now preserved in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Bookplate of James Strohn Copley on the front paste-down, small pencil notation at lower corner of front free end-paper the only ex library markings. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to Thornton Douglas on the half title. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust-jacket. Printed by Anderson, Ritchie & Simon : The Ward Ritchie Press. A history of rowdy Los Angeles from American occupation in 1846 to the present day with a special emphasis on the Los Angeles Bar Association. The stories of lynch laws in the early decades, battles over land titles, the great real estate boom of the Eighties, the fight for the harbor at San Pedro, the campaign to throw the Southern Pacific Railroad out of politics, and the torrid reform movement to wipe out open vice are all told here.
William Wilcox Robinson, Lawyers of Los Angeles, A History of the Los Angeles Bar Association and of the Bar of Los Angeles County, Ward Ritchie Press, Fine Press, California Local History