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Author Name    Lewis, Oscar

Title   Here Lived the Californians

Binding   Half-Leather

Book Condition   Very Good Plus

Size   4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Publisher   New York, New York, U.S.A. Rinehart and Company 1959

Seller ID   007895

First issued in 1957. This is the 1959 deluxe limited edition. This is copy #271, hand bound by The Launder Bookbindery, New York City, for Harry Camp Millinery Company, December 1959. NOT ex-library. Wedgwood blue half leather binding, with blue and ivory paper hardboards in a charming renaissance pattern reminiscent of William Morris wallpaper. Fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped and with sharp corners. Very light rubbing at spine head and tail and at top corners. An exceptionally clean binding. T.E.G. 10 x 7 inches. With xx and 265 numbered pages. With numerous B&W archival photos, many of which are half-page or two-thirds page in dimension. Rear FEP with previous owner name and date in neat ink hand. Else a clean and presentable volume. A Very Good Plus copy. A significant scholarly work and a desirable item for aficionados of California domestic architecture and fine bindings.

Price = 95.00 USD


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