Henry Chapman Ford.
Title An Artist Records the California Missions. Edited with an Introduction by Norman Neuerburg.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1989
Seller ID GY815-136
Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, No. 192. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies, designed and printed by Patrick Reagh, Printers. Oblong 4to. 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. xl, 100,  pp. Half-title, color frontispiece tipped-in, title page with two-toned decorative rule, 66 figures, 6 color plates, each mission introduced with their name within a colored rule, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter beige linen, patterned cloth over boards, printed paper spine label, plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with very minor shelf wear and toning. Original prospectus laid in. Bob Cates' copy. Near Fine. "Ford's etching of the California missions, perhaps the most frequently reproduced depictions of these structures, were influential in drawing the attention of the public to them. His ambitious text which was to have been illustrated with his art remained incomplete upon his death. Portions of that work are here published for the first time." REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 192.
Henry Chapman Ford, An Artist Records the California Missions, Norman Neuerburg, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition