A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PARADISE, (IN THE SUBURBS OF LOS ANGELES.) BEING A HISTORIC AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF PASADENA, SAN GABRIEL, SIERRA MADRE, AND LA CAŅADA; WITH IMPORTANT REFERENCE TO LOS ANGELES AND ALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA....
Farnsworth, R.W.C., ed:
Pasadena, Ca. 1883. 132pp., including illustrations and map. Text printed in double columns. Tall octavo. Original blue cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Cloth worn at corners and spine ends. Contemporary Pasadena ownership notes on endpapers and titlepage. Quite clean internally. Very good overall. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. An early southern California promotional for the northwestern part of the San Gabriel Valley, in a lovely gilt-stamped cloth binding. Editor Farnsworth asserts that he is not presenting an idealized or exaggerated view in order to spur immigration to the region, only giving a truthful, straightforward account. The text is comprised largely of a history and description of Pasadena, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, and La Caņada, with contributions by John Muir (on the Sierra Madre mountains), Alice Adams, Perry Green, Abbot Kinney, and many others. Special prominence is given to Pasadena (depicted in the map), and a "Pasadena Directory," the first for that city, occupies the final six pages. COWAN (1964 ADDITIONS) 167. ROCQ 4610.
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