DOCUMENTS In RELATION To CHARGES PREFERRED By STEPHEN J. FIELD And Others, Before the House of Assembly of the State of California, Against Wm. R. Turner, District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District of California. California, 1851.

San Francisco: Whitton Towne & Co., Printers, Excesior Steam Press. 1856. 2nd Edition, with an Appendix (Cowan, p. 647; Rocq 15661). A considerably expanded edition over that of the 1853 1st edition, which was comprised of but 29 pages of material. 130, [2] pp. Last leaf blank. Frontis portrait. 2 facsimile letters. 12mo. Original publisher's brown cloth with gilt stamped lettering to front board. Spine sunned a bit. General wear. Slight gutter break after the 4th gathering. A VG copy. Item #29577

The Field-Turner feud renowned in the annals of California history... Turner a judge that had Field, an attorney, disbarred; Field ultimatley got his revenge by, on election to the California Assembly, arranging Turner's banishment, via judicial reorganization, to a remote "region in the northern part of the state." [DAB].

This 2nd edition includes tesimonial & affidavits in Judge Turner's defense from a host of local officials as well as a few national notables, including Andrew Jackson & Henry Clay. Furthermore, this copy contains rare associated ephemera: a handbill reprinting a contemporaneous review of the book [entitled, "Judge Turner's Book"] as published in the San Francisco Herald of Dec. 30, 1856, as well as an 11" x 8-1/2" legal circular, triple column, containing a statement by Judge Turner relating to his candidacy for re-election to the office of District Judge for the 8th District, dated Arcata, July 14, 1863. Additionally, contained within the circular, are reprinted two letters with respect to Turner's case before the Supreme Court, the latter advising Judge Turner "of the favorable and final decision of the Supreme Court in your case."

Price: $1,250.00

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