San Francisco: Printed at The Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California, 1952. First Edition Limited to 375 copies. 4to. (8), 59, (1) pp. 19 reproductions of pencil sketches the author drew during a the summer of 1856 while visiting the California missions. Vellum backed patterned paper covered boards; red lettering to spine; housed in publisher's green slipcase. Some fading to spine & minor marks to one side of of slipcase else a fine copy. Item #19648
These drawings of the Missions are among the earliest known. The one of Soledad is probably the only authentic picture ever made, since it was allowed to go to ruin shortly after the secularization of the Missions in 1835. - Book Club #83.