New York and West Palm Beach: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. 528; 800pp. Quarto [27.5 cm] Blue cloth over boards. The hinges are weak. The front endpapers are lightly soiled, and the front pastedowns have a previous owner's name stamped in ink. With Illustrations of Historical Connotation Relating to the Region at the rear of volume II. Good. Item #51777
From the Foreword- "The area has been widely publicized for its desirable characteristics and is one of the most famous in the western world, Nevertheless, much should be added to its early history, and the writing of its recent history has scarcely begun. Within the present generation, the population of the region has grown almost 350 percent and other developments have been comparable. Great achievements of this era deserve as adequate a record as the Spanish period, Gold Rush, or Vigilante days."