The Old Spanish Missions of California by Paul Elder. Hardcover. A Historical and Descriptive Sketch by Paul Elder - Illustrated Chiefly from Photographs by Western Artists. First edition in large format, published 1913 by Paul Elder. Half-bound in buckram/burlap and paper boards. Condition: Good. Burlap torn at spine extremities, Some spotting on front cover and marring on back cover. Excellent interior condition. Wonderfully illustrated with 51 mounted photographic images. 89pp. An exceptional find.
|". These photos total 51, some full page and others vignette size. Printed at Elder's Tomoye Press under the supervision of John Bernhardt Swart. Thick gray paper used and the photos tipped on. Inner hinges are not cracked and the heavy text block is tight, square and clean. The frontispiece tissue guard is creased and lightly brown... (CALIFORNIA; MISSIONS, FRANCISCANS)|