The Notorious I. C. Woods of the Adams Express

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Shumate, Albert. Glendale, California: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1986. First Edition. Limited to 1,002 copies printed. Condition (Book/DJ): Near Fine/Near Fine.

144 pp. Foreword by Kevin Starr. Illustrations, maps, portraits. (8vo) 9½x6½", red cloth, gilt stamped spine, full color dust jacket. One of 1002 copies. First Edition.

American Trails Series Volume XV.

"History has been notoriously unfair to I. C. Woods, the San Francisco-based businessman and entrepreneur. Woods had the misfortune of being associated with Adams and Company when that banking and express agency collapsed in the panic of 1855. Dreamer of bold dreams, Woods became a scapegoat of history, though he demonstrated the vision that raised his business efforts beyond the commonplace.". From the dust jacket.