CALIFORNIA OF THE SOUTH[.] ITS PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, RESOURCES, ROUTE OF TRAVEL, AND HEALTH RESORTS[.] BEING A COMPLETE GUIDE-BOOK TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA[.] BY WALTER LINDLEY, M. D., AND J. P. WIDNEY, A. M., M. D. WITH MAPS AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888. 19x12.5 cm, pp. [i-iii] iv-v [vi-vii] viii  2-377 [378: blank] [379-382: ads], 34 illustrations, one on an inserted plate, the others in the text, three inserted folded maps (two in color), cream coated endpapers. First edition. A guidebook to Southern California promoting its resources and healthful climate written by two Southern California doctors. Born in Indiana, Dr. Walter Lindley (1852-1922) came to Los Angeles in 1875 after receiving his medical degree. He was the founder of the California Hospital and a president of the California State Medical Society, as well as an articulate spokesman for Southern California and the California way of life. For an article on Lindley see "The Life and Times of Walter Lindley, M. D., 1852-1922, and the Founding of the California Hospital," by Edward E. Harnagel, Southern California Quarterly (1971) 53 (4): 303–315. Joseph Pomeroy Widney (1841-1938), "Ohio-born doctor and educator, moved to San Francisco in 1862, where he attended Toland Medical College. He then went to Los Angeles, where he became the city's first heath officer; joined his brother (Robert M. Widney) in founding the University of Southern California ... His boosting of the region is found in his CALIFORNIA OF THE SOUTH (1888) ..." (Hart, p. 558). Owner's signature in ink on the front paste-down. Mild wear to spine ends and corner tips, tiny stain on front cover, the large map of California has a closed split along one of the folds, a very good copy. (#166942).
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