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California (9 volumes)
Los Angeles: Powell Publishing Company, 1928-1930. De Luxe Edition, Limited. Leather bound. 452; 413; 349; 381; 461; 458; 322; 354; 465pp. Quarto [26.5 cm] Textured brown leather with raised bands, 6 gilt tooled compartments on the spines, black and red leather gilt stamped spine labels, and gilt stamped ornamental borders and designs on the covers. Top edges in gilt; fore and bottom edges deckled. Gilt turn ins. Speckled endpapers. Illustrated with wood engravings from original wood blocks. Very good. The extremities are mildly rubbed. There are several small chips or cracks in the leather at a few of the spine ends. The longest crack is at the foot of the spine, along the front joint of volume 1. This crack measures just under 1" long, and has been traced over with black pen. The edges of the endpapers are subtly faded, and the subscriber's name is written in pen on the limitation page of each volume. The bindings are strong. Complete. A very attractive set which includes: Pathfinders by Robert Glass Cleaned; Spanish Arcadia by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez; The Great Trek by Owen Cochran Coy; Gold Days by Owen Cochran Coy; Songs and Stories by Edwin Markham; Oxcart to Airplane by Rockwell D. Hunt and William S. Ament; March of Industry by Robert Glass Cleaned and Osgood Hardy; Land of Homes by Frank J. Taylor; Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant. Set number 236 in an edition limited to 387. With 59 original autographs of early California settlers, including the autographs of Catherine M. Hecox Tilden Brown (Donner Party survivor), and members of Covered Wagon Babies' Club (children born on the trail).
      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2014-11-21           Check availability:      Biblio    


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