Title: This Sudden Empire. The Story of the Society...
Publisher: The Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco
Publication Date: 1950
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Quarto. decorated green linen with gilt spine title. , v-x, , 3-76 pp. Illustrated with nine wood engravings by Mallette Dean. Foreword by Edward David Keil. The profound significance of the acquisition of California by the United States was not lost on its early western pioneers. Even before the official word of statehood had reached its shores, some of the participants were organizing an exclusive society of those who had arrived in California before 1850. It is inevitable, of course, that such a society would decline in importance with time and death of the "pioneers" The last pioneer succumbed in 1939 and only the descendants of those pioneers remained to carry on the aims of the society. First edition printed by Taylor & Taylor. Bookseller Inventory # 5505
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