The California of the Padres: Or, Footprints of Ancient Communism. Elizabeth Hughes.

The California of the Padres: Or, Footprints of Ancient Communism.

1875. San Francisco: I.N. Choynski, 1875.

8vo [4], 41 pp. Original pale blue printed wrappers, a little worn but good.

§ First edition, Jennie Crocker Henderson's copy (JCH 7626 at front). "One of the most interesting examples of the tendency to endow Spanish California with the attributes of a lost utopia" (Starr, Americans and the California Dream, p. 395). Eberstadt 132, 138: "Early history of the missions and mission life and thought in the seventies." Howell cat. 50, #533. Choynski may have had issues with English -- Junipero Serra (for example) is printed as Jumpero Lerra. Item #110814

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