First edition. 8vo. Deluxe hardcover edition limited to 800 numbered copies. This is copy 528. Orange cloth, titles stamped in gold on front cover and spine, tan endpapers, vii , 92 pp., acknowledgements, illustrated, cattle brands, maps, notes, bibliography, index. In a pocket affixed to the rear pastedown sheet are special maps of the Northern California area printed on parchment. Illustrations by Ralph Rambo. The story of San Jose under Spain and Mexico and Luis Maria Peralta, the most respected man in the pueblo in its early years. His home still stands today as a two room adobe, where he lived and died in 1851. Fine in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 31113