El triunfo de la cruz; a description of the building by Father Juan Ugarte of the first ship made in California. Theodore H. Hittell, prefatory, Father Juan Ugarte, essay, Oscar Lewis., Valenti Angelo.

El triunfo de la cruz; a description of the building by Father Juan Ugarte of the first ship made in California

Fairfax Ca: Printed by Arlen & Clara Philpott [also ascribed to Grabhorn-Hoyem] for The Book Club of California, 1977. Hardcover. 26p., title page decorated with an invented armorial shield in four colors and gilt, initial text letter in red, six small line illustrations, one of 400 copies, signed by illustrator Angelo at the colophon. Hardbound in laid-lined grey-green paper over 8.5x5.5 inch boards, spine-titled gilt, a fine copy. Laid in is Club's paid invoice on letterhead with a special note to this purchaser that "We will send you extra copies (2 if possible) after orders for 1st copies have been filled. I'm really afraid that we won't have enough books to fill all the orders ..judging from the rate they are coming in" (this message unsigned). Publication No. 155.

FYI, the clue that the Grabhorn-Hoyem firm involved themselves with presswork comes from a pencilled memo also here laid in, this on acidic stock and now enclosed in archival-grade mylar.

Cat.No: 211160

Price: $22.00