Days of Vintage Years of Vision, Volume II [SIGNED}
1987·San Marino, CA
by Sherwood, Midge
San Marino, CA: Orizaba Publications, 1987. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 399 pp, with illustrations, index. Name written on front pastedown; else fine. Dust jacket shows minimal shelf wear. Signed by author with short inscription on front free endpaper. This volume is "the life of James de Barth Shorb of the San Marino Ranch, today the site of the world-famous Huntington Library, is the story of a family, including his father-in-law, Benjamin D. Wilson, charter mayor of Los Angeles, and his brother-in-law, George Smith Patton, founding mayor of San Marino and father General Patton of World War II. They planted vineyards and built cities to establish Southern California, a State in itself for one brief moment in the history of the American frontier West" (Title Page). (Inventory #: 1798)
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