San Marino, California: The Huntington Library, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Ten illustrations. San Marino, California: The Huntington Library, 1958. First edition. Founded by the five sons of Henry M. Newhall (1825-1882), a Massachusetts native who made his fortune in California railroad speculation, the Newhall Land and Farming Company incorporated the family's ranch and farm lands comprising 143,000 acres adjacent to the San Fernando Pass. Surviving such hardships as the St. Francis Dam disaster, droughts, and the Depression, the company was on the brink of collapse when oil was discovered during the mid 1930's, securing its future to the present day. Octavo. Original pictorial paper-covered boards over a rust cloth spine with gilt titles. A near fine copy in a near fine, lightly edgeworn dust jacket. (Inventory #: 64753)
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