The Machados & Rancho La Ballona: The Story of the Land and its Ranchero. Jose Agustin Antonio Machado, With a Genealogy of the Machado Family.

By: Sister Mary Ste. Therese Wittenberg.

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LIMITED EDITION of 325 copies, this is number 167, printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, Los Angeles, binding designed by Saul and Lillian Marks and executed by Earle Gray. Tall 8vo. 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. [viii], (74) pp. Half-title, frontispiece portrait of Jose Agustin Antonio Machado, title page and text printed in red and black inks, typographic vignette as publisher's device on title page, decorative initials, genealogy, bibliography, printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Cream-colored cloth spine, printed paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, LACKS the jacket, tiny bumps on fore-edge of the boards. SIGNED by the author on the colophon. Very Good. Rancho La Ballona was a 13,920-acre Mexican land grant in the present-day Westside region of Los Angeles County, California. The rancho was confirmed by Alta California Governor Juan Alvarado in 1839, to Ignacio and Augustin Machado and Felipe and Tomas Talamantes. The Machados and Talamantes had already been given a Spanish concession to graze their cattle on this land in 1819. In this work, Sister Mary provides a very thorough accounting of the genealogy of the Machado family, making it one of the best-documented families of early Spanish settlers in the Los Angeles area. REFERENCE: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press, No. 375.

Title: The Machados & Rancho La Ballona: The Story of the Land and its Ranchero. Jose Agustin Antonio Machado, With a Genealogy of the Machado Family.

Author Name: Sister Mary Ste. Therese Wittenberg.

Categories: Plantin Press,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA:, Dawson's Book Shop,: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: GH318-001a

Keywords: Sister Mary Ste Therese Wittenberg, The Machados & Rancho La Ballona The Story of the Land and its Ranchero Jose Agustin Antonio Machado, California Local History, Fine Printing, Limited Edition, Saul and Lillian Marks, Plantin Press, Dawson's Book Shop