San Francisco: The Philopolis Press, 1914. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. Large octavo. 174 pp. Color frontispiece of San Carlos de Borromeo. Photo-illustrations; decorative chapter initial; maps. Brown woven burlap spine over brown paper boards gilt lettering & photo-plate of San Francis de Asis, the oldest mission church, affixed to front board; publisher's brown paper dustjacket with gilt lettering. Bump to upper front edge else a fine copy in near fine dustjacket (faint wear to spine ends; short closed tear to upper edge; slight fading to spine); an attractive copy of an uncommon title. Item #16942
A brief survey of the Franciscan missions, illustrated with photographs and reproductions of contemporary paintings. "This attractively-illustrated book will appeal to anyone who is fond of the work of the Franciscan monks, the ruins of which now from the most romantic feture of California life." - Weber, The California Missions, pg. 66. Chapters on St. Francis, Fr. Junipero Serra, 21 missions up and down California; Mission Chapels and ending with a poem titled "An Indian Lament." (Weber, California Catholic History, pg. 45).