IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA...PLAINTIFF, VS. AMERICAN SUGAR REFINERY COMPANY, DEFENDANT. ARGUMENT OF R.B. MITCHELL FOR PLAINTIFF.

San Francisco: Commercial Publishing Company, 31 California St. 1889. 73, [1 blank] pp. Original printed front wrapper with wrapper title [as issued], disbound. A clean text, signed in ink on the last text page and on the front wrapper. Very Good

[offered with] .... ARGUMENT OF WM. M. PIERSON FOR PLAINTIFF. San Francisco: Commercial Publishing Co. 1889. 154pp, original printed front wrapper with wrapper title [as issued]. Disbound. Very Good.

Two arguments for the State of California, arguing that this large refinery company "had surrendered the management of its concern and the control of its business to a body of men known as 'The Sugar Refineries Company,' an unincorporated association of non-resident individuals, formed and operated for the purpose of limiting the supply, and thus advancing the price of sugar, and therefore, an unlawful combination and monopoly acting in restraint of trade" [internal quotation marks omitted]. The Company over the next thirty years would be charged with a variety of antitrust violations.
We do not locate records of these items in Cowan, Harv. Law Cat., or on OCLC, as of October 2013. Item #30671

Price: $500.00