Benjamin C. Truman (1835-1916) and Gary F. Kurutz (b. 1948), editor.
Title Knights of the Lash: The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman.
Book Condition Used: Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2005
Seller ID GY815-241
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 219. Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. (xxxii), (119) pp. Text printed in black and dark blue, frontispiece, illustration of a whip in dark blue on title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout, headpiece on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, blind-stamped paper, printed paper label on front cover, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight. Comes with original prospectus and postcard-sized announcement. Fine. Designed and printed by The Castle Press, bound by Mariana Blau; typefaces are Perpetua Titling and Centaur, paper is Natural Finch Vanilla Vellum. "A Civil War correspondent and noted California booster, Truman first took the overland stage to the Golden State in 1866 and became fascinated by that daring breed of men he dubbed 'Knights of the Lash.'" Prospectus. Truman wrote several stories about the popular stagecoach drivers of the West, collected here in this anthology edited by Gary Kurutz. Kurutz was the Curator of Special Collections at the California State Library, and authored a biography of Truman. He provides an introduction and notes to each of the stories included here.
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