Sister Mary Ste. Therese Wittenberg.
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.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Los Angeles, CA: Dawson's Book Shop, 1973
Seller ID BB2615-1
LIMITED EDITION of 325 copies, this is number 279, printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, Los Angeles, binding designed by the 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, clear plastic dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with chips, else Fine. SIGNED by the author on the colophon. 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.
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