San Francisco: James H. Barry Co., 1913. First edition. Hardcover. The true story of a man who made his fortune as a miner, attempted to seize California and Oregon for the Confederacy; after the Civil War Harpending was involved in railroads & real estate before taking part in the diamond hoax.
Sml 8vo, frontis, 283pp. Original pale blue gilt and gilt ruled cloth. Gilt at spine slt rubbed, one sml bump foredge front board, o/w very good. Internally, inscription in pencil at ffep, o/w very good, pages very bright and clean. Item #3218