16th July 06:12
FA: California Missions by Floyd Ray, 1954 HB/DJ
Over 80 Superb Photographs Presenting the Beauty and History of California’s
by Floyd Ray
Introduction and Text by Karl F. Brown
The Franciscan Missions of California form the only definite link between
California’s historic past and the present. Father Juniper Sierra built the
first mission at San Diego in 1769. Fifty-four years later and six hundred
miles north, the last mission was established at Sonoma. This boo of superb
B&W photos has caught the rugged pioneer spirit of these early missionaries,
combining it with the present tranquility that now surrounds these historic
shrines. This is an invaluable book for the student of regional history and
the lover of photography.
Nourse Publishing Co., San Carlos CA, 1954, Second Edition, Revised and
Enlarged, 61 pages, 6 ¼” x 9 ¼”, red marbled boards with black cloth spine
and silver lettering, dust jacket, photographs on endpapers, illustrated.
Auction closes 1/30/05.