Chicago: American Photogravure Co., 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio (9-3/4" x 12") in broken publisher's gilt-decorated leather-backed cloth; 16 pages of text and 65 full-page photogravure plates with tissue guards. From the unidentified author's preface: "To fully illustrate the many beautiful spots to be found in Los Angeles County ... we have taken the choicest (views) from varied subjects ... to familiarize the tourist and resident with localities as will excite and interest in them." Photographer Herve Friend was one of the most skilled landscape photographers working in the United States at the time. Images include the San Gabriel Canyon and the San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Monica, Arroyo Seco, Long Beach, and Catalina Harbor. Spine perished, front cover and endpaper detached; contents Fine. Item #018628
Cowan (III) page 397.