SECOND EDITION, Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Edition. 4to. 11 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches. 128 pp. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white including frontispiece and 2 drawings of San Pedro in the endpapers; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown leatherette, dust-jacket with color illustrations; binding square and tight, some soiling to jacket and small tear at top edge. Bookplate of James Strohn Copley Library on front paste-down, and a very unobstrusive pencil notation on the front free end-paper placed by the Copley Library. Very Good. A lovely history of San Pedro from earliest times through the early 1980s. Connects the evolution of the community to the growth of the state in general. Written by Henry P. Silka, a respected maritime historian, best known for his research on Brooklyn shipbuilders of the nineteenth century and contributions to several scholarly maritime publications with special focus on U.S. Navy sail pre-Civil War and the Pacific west coast. Silka was active in the Los Angeles Maritime Museum where he served on the Foundation's Board of Trustees.
San Pedro A Pictorial History, Henry P Silka, Local History, California History, Los Angeles, Long Beach