Item #46853 A PUZZLER. California History, William Thompson Wallace, James - Subject Barry, 1828 - 1909, enry. 1855 - 1927.


San Francisco: W. A. Woodward & Co., [1898]. 1st printing. 8 pp. 6-3/4" x 5". Printed self wrappers, now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Faint horizontal fold line. Very Good. Item #46853

An anonymous publication commenting, mostly unfavorably, on the two Democratic candidates for US Congress, James H. Barry and Superior Court Judge William T. Wallace in San Francisco. Wallace was a former California Supreme Court judge and the sitting Superior Court Judge. Apparently he lost the election and was appointed San Francisco's Police Commissioner. Barry owned the Star newspaper and was a tireless campaigner against corruption and for electoral reform. Barry's papers are at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley [BANC MSS 96/186 c].

A rare publication documenting the political atmosphere of this election. No copies listed on OCLC.

Price: $145.00