N.p. Touring Topics, Automobile Club of Southern California, December 15, 1930. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition, Limited #13 of 20 portfolios. 12 color plates of reproductions of paintings depicting the Story of Transportation in the Southwest; one plate titled "Indian Burden-Bearers" SIGNED by Maynard Dixon. Includes a 12 pp staplebound descriptive leaflet by John S. Gorby and a small sheet with limitation statement (nibbled around the edges). Also included is the January 1930 edition of the Touring Topics magazine with the image of "Indian Burden-Bearers" on front cover. Housed in publisher's folding green portfolio with paper title label affixed to front board. color plates are clean & bright (borders of one plate show light foxing); light, general wear to portfolio; lacking black ribbon ties; a very good copy of an uncommon title, made more unique with Maynard Dixon's signature. Item #16565
Twelve episodes in the development of transportation on the Pacific Slope, from paintings made by Maynard Dixon expressly for the covers of Touring Topics. Titled images include Indian Burden-bearers, Spanish Galleon, Carretas and Pack-trains, Prairie Schooner, Clipper Ship, Overland Stage, Pony Express, Early Pacific Steamship, Freighting Wagons, First Pacific Railroad, The Automobile, and The Airplane. Published especially for the Officers and Directors of the Automobile Club of Southern California.