SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PIOUS FUND OF CALIFORNIA AND THE LITIGATION TO RECOVER IT. By John T. Doyle. San Francisco: Edward Bosqui & Co., Printers, 1880. 28x13.5 cm (octavo), three-quarter polished calf and marbled boards, spine panel tooled in black and gold, red and green author and title pieces lettered in gold, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers (San Francisco binder's ticket of A. J. Leary affixed to the front paste-down at the upper fore-edge corner). First edition. A collection of eleven pamphlets, printed from 1871 to 1880, brought together and issued with a special title and an introduction by Mr. Doyle, forming a volume of about 275 pages and used for private distribution. It includes briefs, arguments, memorials, and other papers relating to the history of this celebrated case. Copies of this work are rare, as it is stated that less than twenty such sets were collected and issued in such form" (Cowan). Cowan (1933), p.181. Howes D455 ("b"). Norris Catalogue 3050 ("extremely rare"). Leather rubbed at edges, a bit of calf peeled away from corners, small crack along outer rear joint, but still holding tight, a very good copy. Provenance: "H E H dupl" penciled on recto of rear free endpaper. Bookplate of noted California collector Thomas Wayne Norris affixed to the front paste-down. Laid in is an additional 4-page leaflet, BEFORE THE PERMANENT COURT OF ARBITRATION UNDER THE HAGUE CONVENTION OF 1899. THE CASE OF THE PIOUS FUND OF THE CALIFORNIAS. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. THE REPUBLIC OF MEXICO. MEXICAN CALL FOR DISCOVERY [caption title]. N.p., n.d. Yale withdrawn stamp on page 2 in gutter margin, horizontal mailing fold, very good. (#166986).
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