RAMONA A STORY ... With an introduction by A. C. Vroman[.] With illustrations from original photographs by A. C. Vroman and decorative headings from drawings by Henry Sandham. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1913. 19.8x12.8 cm, pp. [i-v] vi-xviii [xix-xxii] [1-3] 4-308, 13 inserted tissue-guarded plates with photographic illustrations by A. C. Vroman, 14 chapter headings drawn by Henry Sandham, original pictorial terra cotta cloth, front panel stamped in white, black and blue, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. First printing of this illustrated edition. Helen Hunt Jackson's RAMONA was published in 1884. The enormously popular novel had more than 300 printings and has been adapted five times as a film. It's "influence on the culture and image of Southern California was considerable. Its sentimental portrayal of Mexican colonial life contributed to establishing a unique cultural identity for the region" (Wikipedia). RAMONA was the first novel about Southern California. Today, nearly a century after its publication, it remains the best California book of its kind -- an historical romance of a vanished way of life" (Powell, California Classics, pp. 268-278). Zamorano Eighty 46. A fine copy. A lovely copy of an important edition of this book, and uncommon in this condition. (#166692).
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