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Título: A Southern California Paradise, (in the ...
Editorial: R.W.C. Farnsworth
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción R.W.C. Farnsworth, Pasadena, CA:, 1883. hardcover. 2 FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST HISTORY OF PASADENA. This self-published promotional book about Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley, and Southern California in general, contains many articles by famous California writers, i.e. John Muir ("The Sierra Madre Mountains" (pp. 64-66)), M.M. Bovard (President of USC, then in its third year of operation), and Abbot Kinney. Also included is a directory of prominent citizens of Pasadena. Mention is also made of Charles Nordhoff’s book on California. With contributions by John Muir (on the Sierra Madre mountains), Alice P. Adams ["San Gabriel"], Perry M. Green ["History of Pasadena"], Abbot Kinney, William D. Martin, E.T. Pierce ["Sierra Madre"], Clinton B. Ripley ["Homes"], Mrs. R.P. Waite, Dr. J.P. Widney, and many others. John M. Radebaugh offers "Pasadena as a Health Resort." George McK. Bancroft, "First Impressions of Pasadena." An unsigned article: "Water Supply of Pasadena." BIOGRAPHICAL: Winifred Farnsworth Hall lived 1872-1955. Josephine Rigden Michener grew up in Pasadena, married to Harold Michener (electrical engineer); their son was Charles D. Michener who became a known entomologist and works in Kansas (1918- ). She earned a PhD from Berkeley "working on systematics of marine dinoflagellate protozoa." She worked under Charles Atwood Kofoid (1865-1947) as his laboratory assistant and scientific illustrator. She quit her studies after marriage. This copy passed from Josephine Michener to her decedents. REFERENCES: Cowan, 167 (1964 additions); ROCQ 4610. See: Taylor, F.J.R. Unpublished observations on the thecate stage of the dinoflagellate genus Pyrocystis by the late C.A. Kofoid and Josephine Michener. Pycologia 11, no. 1 (1972): 47-55. Thin 4to. vi, 132 pp. Numerous figs., map of Pasadena, directory of Pasadena residence. Printed in double columns; minor dampstain to bottom gutter, p. 35 with margin tear effecting 2 lines, six small ink ticks on contents page. Original gilt-stamped purple pebbled cloth (rear cover stamped in blind). Inscribed "To my dear friend Josephine Michener from Winifred Farnsworth Hall." Generally very good. RARE. Nº de ref. de la librería LV1850