Pomona / Claremont: Progress-Bulletin / Saunders Press, 1939. First edition. Black and white photographic plates, endpaper maps. Full cloth. Octavo. [xiv], 246 pages. Near fine. Bound in coarse beige cloth over boards with upper board and spine titled in black. Endpaper maps.
Chronicle of life on the Rancho San José in Southern California in the mid-19th century. Mexican Governor Alvarado granted the Rancho to two young Spaniards, Ygnacio Palomares and Ricardo Vejar, in 1837. The author, who grew up in the same Pomona Valley, gathered stories from the descendants of these two families for this rich recollection of the romance of old California.
Inscribed and signed by Garner on halt title page. Endpaper maps of the region drawn by Eugene Clay. Includes photographs of family relics, genealogical tables, etc.