An Artist Records the California Missions. Edited with an Introduction by Norman Neuerburg
by Henry Chapman Ford
San Francisco:: Book Club of California,, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, No. 192. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies, designed and printed by Patrick Reagh, Printers. Oblong 4to. 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. xl, 100,  pp. Half-title, color frontispiece tipped-in, title page with two-toned decorative rule, 66 figures, 6 color plates, each mission introduced with their name within a colored rule, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter beige linen, patterned cloth over boards, printed paper spine label, plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with very minor shelf wear and toning. Original prospectus laid in. Bob Cates' copy. Near Fine. "Ford's etching of the California missions, perhaps the most frequently reproduced depictions of these structures, were influential in drawing the attention of the public to them. His ambitious text which was to have been illustrated with his art remained incomplete upon his death. Portions of that work are here published for the first time." REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 192. (Inventory #: GY815-136)
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