Wagstaff, A.E. Life of David S. Terry: Presenting an Authentic, Impartial and Vivid History of His Eventful Life and Tragic Death. San Francisco: Continental Publishing Company, 1892. xiv, 526 pp. Frontispiece. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Original cloth hardcover with decorative stamping, gilt titles to front board and spine, patterned endpapers. Moderate shelfwear, front hinge cracked, light toning to text. $50. * Terry was an associate justice and chief justice of the California Supreme Court. A colorful individual, he killed a member of the San Francisco Vigilence Committee and was later acquitted, killed another man in duel and was shot to death when he assaulted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field in a train station.
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