THE SPIRIT OF BAKERSFIELD AND KERN. KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. 1908 [cover title]. [Bakersfield, California: Kern Valley Printing Works, 1908.]. 17x25.5 cm, pp. [1-88] (not paginated) plus two inserted leaves with color printing, many illustrations, original pictorial white wrappers printed in lavender and black, side stapled. First edition. A profusely illustrated book promoting agricultural land for small farms for sale in Kern County and the advantages of settling there. Notable for the descriptions and photographs of the region's prominent citizens, local commercial establishments, Bakersfield's social and religious organizations, and its school system, library and other public services. Includes brief reports on the chicken and dairy industries, horse raising, and the mining and oil industries. Rocq (1970) 2424. OCLC lists five copies: California State Library; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Santa Barbara; Yale; and Bakersfield College. Wrappers a bit dusty and foxed, yapp edges a bit rubbed, a very good copy. Quite scarce. (#166345).
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