Artists in California: 1786-1940, Hughes Publishing Company, 1986, SIGNED, First Edition, Near Fine.

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Milton Hughes, Edan. San Francisco, Hughes Publishing Company, 1986. 
English, First Edition, Near Fine, HC, 11 1/4" x 9", 533 pp.
ISBN: 0961611200

Green glossy cloth over boards, gilt lettering to spine, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Signed by author, Edan Milton Hughes to title page in black ink. Very Good black pictorial dust jacket, featuring Charles C. Nahl's 1872 artwork "Sunday Morning in the Mines" to front, white lettering to front, back, spine, and interior flaps, minor wear to edges, slight warping to interior flaps, small 1/4" closed tear to front, otherwise, clean and intact. [11] 533 pp., no images, Acknowledgements, Preface, Abbreviations, list of Artists, and Bibliography. From inside dust jacket: "After 25 years in the making here is the most comprehensive reference work ever done on artists who were active in early California. The scope ranges from the artists who accompanied the European exploring expeditions of the late 18th century to those who exhibited at the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939-40. Alphabetically arranged, this dictionary contains over 6,600 detailed biographies."