Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister and Jake Zeitlin, 1929. First Edition, Limited to 900 copies. Original boards. Large 8vo. xvi, 188,  pp. Index. Translated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur; Introduction by Phil Townsend Hanna. llustrations are reproduced from the first edition of the title, which was published in 1878. SIGNED by publishers McCallister & Zeitlin and Phil Townsend Hanna. Includes 2-page ALS from Marguerite Eyer Wilbur to Hanna regarding his Introduction and a TLS from McCallister to Hanna. Quarter-bound white cloth spine over marbled paper boards; dark brown gilt-stamped title label. Wear to extremities with corner boards showing; scrape along lower front edge; some loss to spine label; else a very good copy. Item #16570
The author, Archduke of Austria and son of Leopold II, last Grand Duke of Tuscany, visited Los Angeles in the winter of 1876. During his time, he interviewed its principal citizens and studied the Spanish and English histories of California. (Cowan pg. 550; Howes S57).