Item #13842 Villains and Vigilantes; The Story of James King of William and Pioneer Justice in California. Stanton A. Coblentz.
Villains and Vigilantes; The Story of James King of William and Pioneer Justice in California

Villains and Vigilantes; The Story of James King of William and Pioneer Justice in California

New York: Thomas Yoseloff, Inc, 1957. Very Good in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. [New material included from 1936 edition published by Wilson-Erickson] [8.5x5.75in]; 261 pp., frontispiece illustration of 1851 Vigilance Committee hanging of Jenkins, seven plate illustrations from contemporary articles of notables and events of the 1851 and 1856 Vigilance Committees; Minimal shelf wear to book corners and top and bottom of spine; Shelf wear to dust jacket on surface, edges and corners, chips to front corners, top and bottom of spine, chips at top front and back joints, slightly darken spine, prior owner ink stamp on front end paper. [referenced in Adams Six-Guns 448]. Item #13842

Stanton A. Coblentz (1896-1982) was an author best known as a poet and science fiction writer. He wrote for the Amazing Stories and Science Fiction Wonder Stories in the 1920’s and 30’s. This book is not about science fiction or poetry, but the real life actions of citizens taking justice into their own hands. It is about the short lived 1851 and longer 1856 Committees of Vigilance formed by the leading citizens of San Francisco to take over the protection and judicial systems from a failed City, State and National government officials.

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