San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1972. First Edition. Hardback. 8vo. 254,  pp. Bibliography; List of Ranchos of Monterey County; Index. Many photo illustrations; map endpapers. Fine in near fine dustjacket (fading to spine; minor wear to extremities). Item #18988
A comprehensive and readable account of the history of Monterey, from the Native Americans to intrepid Spanish explorers and mission builders, to the first families who came from Mexico and became the romantic, affluent rancheros, to American pioneers and developers. Awarded the California Silver Medal as part of the Commonwealth Club of California's 42nd Annual Literature Awards.