Auction 124, Lot 214

"Los Angeles and Vicinity",

Subject: California, Los Angeles

Period: 1904 (dated)


Color: Black & White

11 x 8 inches
27.9 x 20.3 cm

This very unique book was intended to be a gift from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to the "national and international representatives gathered at St. Louis for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition." The book is filled with outstanding black and photography showing "picturesque old missions founded by the fathers; the varied mountain and ocean scenery; broad cultivated acres; orchards and vineyards burdened with rich harvests; gardens and parks of tropical luxuriance; while, last and best, are the homes of our people - builded [sic] here where, amid smiling, fruitful valleys, the snow-capped mountains meet the peaceful sea and the glorious sunshine is an ever-present inspiration." Unpaginated, oblong 8vo. Published by Out West Co., Los Angeles. Soft leather covers and spine with attractive art deco-style design on front.


Condition: A

Front endpaper soiled, rest of contents are near fine. There is some shelf wear to the covers with some loss along the edges, and at the lower extremity of the spine. The binding is sound.

Estimate: $120 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/7/2008