California by Harold W. Fairbanks, Ph. D. Revised and adopted by the California State Board of Education. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1927 [i.e. 1929]. 22.8x15 cm, pp. [1-7] 8-235 [236-237: index] [238-239: list of illustrations] [240-242: blank], four inserted plates with color illustrations from photographs, many other black and white illustrations from photographs in the text, two inserted double-page maps, one in color, original pictorial gray cloth, front panel stamped in brown and black, spine panel stamped in black. Revised edition. "California State Series" at head of title. This school textbook was first published in San Francisco in 1912 by Whitaker & Ray-Wiggin Co. as The Geography of California. Several reprints and revised editions were published between 1916 and 1929. The revised edition, now retitled California, was intended to give the child "a conception of his own state" and "afford a foundation for an intelligent study of the world at large." Includes a chapter, "The Sierra Nevada Mountains," pp. -157. Cover tanned and foxed, internally sound and clean. (#166693).
"2d ED.---15,000---1929" on copyright page.