Artful Deeds: In the Life of the Felon, Grovenor Layton...A Tale of the California Gold Rush

By: Richard H. Dillon (Introduction)

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The Book Club of California Publication Number 208. LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies designed, composed and printed letterpress by Peter Koch, with the assistance of Richard Seibert. Typefaces are Minion for the text and Scala & Quadraat italic for display. Photolithography by Phelps/Schaefer, bound by Cardoza-James bookbinding Company, slipcase constructed by Arnold Martinez. Tall 8vo. 274 x 155 mm. [iv], 71, [1] pp. Title-page and chapter initials printed in brick-red ink, title-page vignette, 4 woodcut illustrations and a map from the original edition of 1853 in the text; text clean, un-marked. Quarter dark red cloth, map printed on orange paper covers the boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. Comes with a slip case; slip case in good shape except it is oil-stained. Very Good. This book was originally published anonymously in the early 1850s; it is the story of a gold rush robber who meets a grisly end on the gallows. Although it does not recount an actual event, it is highly illustrative of life in the mines and placers. Your order receives my personal attention.

Title: Artful Deeds: In the Life of the Felon, Grovenor Layton...A Tale of the California Gold Rush

Author Name: Richard H. Dillon (Introduction)

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, Book Club of California: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: JC2P-9bc

Keywords: Anonymous, The Book Club of California, San Francisco, Peter Koch, Artful Deeds, Grovenor Layton, Tale, California Gold Rush, Richard H. Dillon