Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 1892. 160+32pp. Octavo [24 cm] Dark brown beveled edge cloth with title gilt stamped on the front board and backstrip. About very good. Corners of boards rubbed with a small paper label at the foot of the backstrip. Bookplate on the front pastedown and an ink stamp on the loose front free endsheet, which is laid in. Both folding plates are present. Item #8480
This work is Remondino's love letter to Southern California, where he was lured in the 1870s by some booster pieces. He immediately took to the area and began to tout the mild climate - that reminded him of his native home in Northern Italy. This book also offers enticing illustrations of many scenic locations in Southern California, including beaches, missions, resorts, and orange groves. Cowan p. 529. Zamorano Select 93.