Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Very Good. 1909 (c.1908). Later Printing. Hardcover. (pictorial cloth; no dust jacket) [moderately worn and lightly soiled copy, bottom corners bumped, small faded spot at base of spine, both hinges starting; private library label (Library of Frank Graves and Frances Babcock Cressey) on front pastedown, accompanied by contemporary gift inscription to Mrs. Cressey "from her fellow-campers in the mountains of Ramona's Country"; a list of some of the author's other books (possibly from the original dust jacket) is tipped onto the second ffep]. (B&W photographs) Thorough discussion of the Ramona story -- its origins, creation, significance, geography, information about author Helen Hunt Jackson, etc. -- as well as a lot of boosterish bla-bla about the general wonderfulness of Southern California. The author, a popular lecturer and journalist, turned out dozens of books, magazine articles and pamphlets about California and the Southwest. [Title page states 1909; copyright page states "Published November, 1908."] . (Inventory #: 14622)
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