Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 165pp. Octavo [22.8cm]. Brick red cloth over boards. Stamped gold lettering and decoration on spine. Spine rolled. Blue paint stains on front board and spine. Tail fore-edge corners bumped. Hinges loose but holding. Illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and dated by author. Good. Item #58653
This book is concerned primarily with the history of El Tejon Rancho from Indian days to the present, though the author also ties in later-day Chandler-Sherman interest in the ranch to record for the first time their adventures in empire building in Baja California. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "To _____ With best regards from, Earle Crowe October 21, 1957"