Harbor Springs, MI: Printed and published at the Holy Childhood Indian School, 1897. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. large 8vo. , xci, 516, . Frontispiece; 50 illustrations (most full-page). Original pebbled dark brown cloth with gilt lettering; illustrated endpapers. Light wear & rubbing else a fine copy. Item #16946
"The most complete work upon the colonization and evangelization of California by the Franciscans, this volume subsequently served as the ground-plan for the author's more elaborate work on 'The Missions and Missionaries of California (San Francisco 1908-1915)." - Weber, The California Missions, pg. 30. (Cowan II pg. 196; Graff 1250; Howes E-153).