First edition. 496 pp. plus index.
Santa Barbara: Harold McLean Meier, Publisher, 1939. Profusely illustrated.
Thick quarto, original oxblood leather pictorially stamped in offwhite, red, green and gray, lettered in gilt, edges stained light red. Spine with some repairs to the leather, hinges weak .
""To one who was born in California and has a pardonable pride in her romantic past and an undying faith in her future greatness it has been a pleasure to edit the Historical section of this work wherein is recorded the story of this particular section of California, Santa Barbara County. In the early history of Santa Barbara County many of the very vital actions of the future great State of California had their beginning, and down through the years as we developed, our progress has been recorded in song and story. .. Santa Barbara County has ever been foremost in preserving and perpetuating the traditions of our romantic past, and to the founders and pioneers we humbly dedicate this work."" -from the Foreword.