[Two Titles] Knights of the Lash. The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman [together with]; Benjamin C. Truman, California Booster & Bon Vivant.

By: Truman, Major Benjamin C.; Gary Kurutz .

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Book Condition: Near Fine condition


350 copies of this Publication Number 219 of The Book Club of California, designed and printed by The Castle Press. 114 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; blue cloth back and tan paper over boards; paper title label inset on front cover; spine lettered in gilt; twenty two period illustrations of stagecoach scenes. In publisher's clear mylar cover. Fading to lower portion of front board. KURUTZ. BENJAMIN C. TRUMAN, CALIFORNIA BOOSTER. 600 copies printed by Sherwood Grover at the Grace Hoper Press.89 pp.; 8vo; gilt-stamped green cloth; prospectus laid in . Without plain white paper jacket. Fine condition.

Benjamin Cummings Truman (1835-1916), born in Rhode Island, had a career as a journalist and worked on the staff of President Andrew Johnson before being sent to California as a special Post Office agent (1866-69), where he founded many new post offices and reestablished the Butterfield mail route. He returned to journalism as a correspondent for the New York Times and the San Francisco Bulletin, eventually becoming owner of Los Angeles Star. He next became a press agent for the Southern Pacific, and editor of its journal, The Wave. He authored several books including The Field of Honor, The Life, Adventures, and Capture of Tiburcio Vasquez, and Occidental Sketches.

Title: [Two Titles] Knights of the Lash. The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman [together with]; Benjamin C. Truman, California Booster & Bon Vivant.

Author Name: Truman, Major Benjamin C.; Gary Kurutz .

Categories: History,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 2005; 1984

Book Condition: Near Fine condition

Seller ID: 8843

Keywords: Western Americana California Transportation