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Pio Pico and the Rancho Santa Margarita  

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Forster vs. Pico: A California Cause Celebre. A Court Battle in 1873 for the Great Rancho Santa Margarita / Pio Pico’s Escape from California / The Recapture of San Diego in 1846 / Cattle Days Lived Again
Stephenson, Terry E.
Santa Ana
Fine Arts Press

Thin octavo. 40pp. + eight plates (including the frontispiece). Notes. Bound in paper over boards lettered and blindstamped on the front cover. First Edition in Book Form Limited to 120 Copies

Presentation inscription by the author: “This book is for my friend Isabel Lopez Fages, with my best wishes, now and always. Terry Stephenson. March 18, 1937." Much of the content of this book appeared in articles in the Quarterly of the Historical Society of Southern California. Stephenson (a newspaper editor, who served as Orange County Treasurer from 1935 to his death in 1943) wrote many highly respected books on Orange County and other Southern California historical / biographical topics. Isabel Lopez Fages and her husband Alphonse were active local historians whose collections are now at the Southwest Museum / Autry and elsewhere. Curtiss 25.

Donated by Charles A. Goldsmid, Claremont, CA.

Lot Amendments
Tiny (1/8th inch ) chip out of spine. Two tiny stains, one on each cover.
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