The History of Los Gatos: Gem of the Foothills. 1971. VG HC SIGNED Limited #12..

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The History of Los Gatos: Gem of the Foothills Author:
Bruntz, George G.; Lloyd E. Smith
Publisher:
Valley Publishers
Release Date:
1971
Seller Category:
CALIFORNIANA
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1
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Collectible: Very Good
Sku: 02078
Notes: Very Good SIGNED, INSCRIBED 8vo 11 1/4" x 8 3/4" black cloth over board with stamped gilt lettering to front and spine, small white spots to back, slight yellowing to pastedowns and endpapers, faint fingerprint smudge on blank page before back endpaper, otherwise sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Very Good 11 3/4" x 8 3/4" light brown slipcase with pasted-down illustration of Los Gatos by Edith E. Buhler on paper to front, slight wear to illustration, top right corner of illustrations torn off, minor wear to edges and tips, black speckling to back, 6 white speckles to front, otherwise clean and secure. Inscription and signature on title page in cursive, blue pen. [i] xii, 173 + 8 pp., replete with black-and-white images, illustrations of a feline to endpapers, Foreword by Lloyd E. Smith, Introduction, Chapter 1: From Wilderness to Village, Chapter 2: A Town is Born, Chapter 3: Early Industries in Los Gatos, Chapter 4: Mountain Roads and Railroads, Chapter 5: Newspapers in Los Gatos, Chapter 6: Early Town Government and Politics, Chapter 7: Utilities in Los Gatos, Chapter 8: Protective Services: Police and Fire, Chapter 9: Early Business and Financial Institutions, Chapter 10: Schools and the Library, Chapter 11: Churches and Cultural Organizations, Chapter 12: Services Groups and Clubs, Chapter 13: Parks and Recreation, Chapter 14: Two World Wars and After, Bibliography, Appendix, and Index. Copy No. 127 in 500 of the Limited Printing of this book. From Foreword: "No one who reads it can deny that Los Gatos has had a most fascinating history. This volume will forever be the reference that present and future historians and scholars will use to seek out the realities of what happened." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.