Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men. R. E. Wood, reporter and.
Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men
Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men

Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men.

Napa City [Ca.]: C.H. Allen & R.E. Wood, 1864.

With 2 plates. 56pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original tan pictorial wrappers. Very minor soiling and creasing. Fine. In a blue half morocco and cloth folder, spine gilt Howes W635, "Aa." Cowan, P.120. Mcdade 514. Adams, Six-Guns 2440. Item #253308

Written while Jenkins was waiting to be hanged, this confessional recounts the murder of "eight white men and ten Indians," as well as numerous other crimes committed across the country. With a frontispiece portrait of Jenkins, as well as an illustration showing him burying one of his victims. Like any good criminal, Jenkins blamed his crimes on demon alcohol. "An exceedingly rare little book on one of the early outlaws of California" - Adams.

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