San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2001. First Edition. SIGNED by the author. First Edition, Limited to 450 copies. Folio. xiv, 144pp . Notes; Bibliography. Foreword by James McClatchy. Beautifully illustrated throughout with color and black & white reproductions, many for the first time in print. 4 page color prospectus and publisher's photograph of title page laid in. Green cloth with paper title label to spine and color plate to front board in light grey slipcase. Designed by the Yolla Bolly Press, printed on Arches Velin papger. A fine copy, as new. Item #16444
A history of the French experience in California in the late 18th and 19th centuries through paintings and words. Includes biographical essays on 28 artists such as Louis Jules Masselot, Charles Henri Victor Prevost, Ernest Etienne Narjot, Antoine Claveau, Jules Tavernier, Christian-Henri Roullier, and many more.