Los Angeles: Historic Record Company, 1915. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. 4to. 466, 480, viii, 505-935 pp. Illustrated with portraits and photographic plates (with tissue guards). Vol. I: Historical Information; Vol. II & III: Biographical Information, with Index. Three-quarter maroon leather with maroon moire cloth covered boards; gilt lettering & tooling to spines; Marbled endpapers. Minor wear to extremities; faint fading to spines else a fine set. Item #18880
"The subject matter is presented by topic and much of it in monographic form. I have deemed it better to treat fully important topics even if by so doing some minor events be excluded. The plan of the work includes first, a general history of California from its discovery by Cabrillo in the year 1542 and second, the history of Los Angeles and its Environs down to the year 1915. In gathering material for this work I have examined the collections in a number of libraries public and private, have consulted state, country and city archives and have scanned thousands of pages of newspapers and magazines." - Preface (Rocq 2644). This is a heavy set and may require additional shipping.