Lot 36 of 373:
Rare "California 100" Title  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,320
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
The Pantophagist
Author:
Baldwin, Anita
Place:
Hollywood
Publisher:
Citizen-News Co.
Date:
[1933]
Description:

Gilt-lettered black cloth. First Edition.

One of the scarcest of the "California 100" books, as it was done in a very small printing. Inscribed & signed by Annie Baldwin to "Ruthie," dated 1964. (I tried to find how she is related to Anita, but came up empty). Baldwin (1876-1939) was the daughter of Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin (1828-1909), millionaire investor in Comstock mining stocks and later developer of the Santa Anita Rancho, which he bought from Harris Newmark in 1875. After Lucky's death, Anita Baldwin inherited the ranch (including vineyards, orchards, livestock, and race horses), which she continued to run until selling several acres to the Los Angeles Turf Club in 1933 and most of the remaining acreage for subdivision in 1936.

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Condition:
Offset from old paper stuck to about 2" of rear cover, some flecks to front cover, else very good.
 
Item number:
302364
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