The Old Spanish Missions of California, An Historical and Descriptive Sketch by Paul Elder. Illustrated Chiefly From Photographs by Western Artists
Elder, Paul (1784-1948)
Beautiful Book with 50 Early Photographs of California Missions
First Edition of this nicely illustrated collection of 50 tipped in vintage photographs with historical descriptive text. Vintage Illustrated travelogue down the historic El Camino Real. Quality printing with extra thick page stock and interesting illustrated binding. Photographs by Dassonville, Harold Taylor, A.C. Vroman, Harold Parker, Hermann Albrecht, Maude Jay Wilson and others.
San Francisco, Paul Elder and Company Publishers, 1913, First Edition, 90 pages with 50 tipped in photographs, complete, frontispiece of Mission San Miguel. Quarto: 11.25 inches in height by 8.25 inches in width. Quarter bound with burlap spine, photograph of Mission San Gabriel on front board, very bright gilt title. Book is near Fine, previous owner address label on first free page and light corner wear else fine. Scarce dust jacket present, in Very Good Plus or better condition. Most Presentable First Edition.