Item #21498 Joaquin Murrieta and His Horse Gangs. Frank F. Latta.
Joaquin Murrieta and His Horse Gangs

Joaquin Murrieta and His Horse Gangs

Santa Cruz, CA: Bear State Books, 1980. First Edition. Small 4to. 685 pp. Index. Color frontispiece portrait of Murrieta; black & white photo-reproductions; maps; drawings by Joe Rodriquez. Tan cloth with gilt illustration to front cover and gilt lettering to spine; illustrated endpapers; illustrated dustjacket a later addition by Early West Creative Publishing. "Joaquin (Tex) Murrieta" written in ink on Table of Contents page; minor wear to extremities; a near fine copy. Item #21498

Biography of Joaquín Murietta, a legendary early California bandit. Through many interviews and travels, the author describes Murietta's life and the locales in which he lived, and evaluated other accounts. Frank Latta was a well known historian who in 1906 while still a student conducted his first interview. He later went around and found old timers still living and interviewed them about various historical people and incidents. This is one of the best books on Murrieta as Latta interviewed men who rode with him, his camp cook who was 100 at the time he interviewed her, as well as others Murrieta's path crossed.

Price: $375.00

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