San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Co.; 1878; First Edition [6.25x8.75”]; Original maroon cloth covers with blind decorative stamped borders, lettered and devices in gilt on front and spine, dark brown endpapers; 378 pp,  advertisements, frontispiece image of Wakeman, many simple humorous black/white illustrations in text throughout; Minor shelf wear to corners and spine top and bottom, inscribed by Minnie Wakeman [Editor to produce the book after Wakeman’s death in 1875]. Condition is Near Fine [Kurutz 657, Cowan II 667]. Item #11738
Captain Edgar ‘Ned’ Wakeman was a leader in early San Francisco as part of the second Vigilance Committee and Sheriff.