DJ has a creased tear to the rear upper edge, very small chips to the upper outer corners, very slight edge wear, a slightly faded spine, and is now in a mylar cover. Very slight foxing to the outside page ends. ; Signed by both authors on the title page. ; Signed by All Authors. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: If a picture tells a thousand words, Arcadia: Where Ranch and City Meet will have done its job well. This photo history of the city of Arcadia chronicles man's changing use of the land he calls home. Elias Jackson (lucky) Baldwin began the transition form ranch to city land when in the 1880's he made his first subdivisions in the sprawling Baldwin Ranch. Orange groves dominated the landscape for years, however, and tourists came by the thousands to enjoy the scenic wonders of the ranch which then overshadowed a fledgling Arcadia town-site to the east. With its incorporation in 1903, Arcadia began to vie for attention. As mayor, Lucky Baldwin over saw a city condemned by many as "a gambling hell and booze pleasure park," a city with an acclaimed racetrack and one where saloons and roadhouses outnumbered schools, churches and general stores combined. The Pacific Electric heralded in creasing sub-urbanization, though, and with the death of Baldwin in 1909, a new city image took shape. This book illustrated the rich history of Arcadia with pictures and stories.
Title: Arcadia Where Ranch And City Meet [ Signed ...
Publisher: Friends of the Arcadia Public Library
Publication Date: 1981
Book Condition: Very Good-
Book Description Friends of the Arcadia Public Library, 1981. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0960639004
Book Description Friends of the Arcadia Public Library, California, USA, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. The book is in good condition and is very well bound. There are no pencil marks or notations throughout the book. The DJ is also in good condition. The book does contain some slight foxing on a few pages and the inside of the front and back cover. Seller Inventory # 026880
Book Description Friends of the Arcadia Public Library, Arcadia, California, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. First Edition. Pictorial history of the San Gabriel Valley city that grew out of the Hugo Reid Rancho. Now home to Santa Anita racetrack, Arcadia's early homeowners had to struggle to overcome the vice and ill repute that flourished in the region as the gateway to the famous home of the city's colorful founder, Lucky Baldwin. Quarto. Original brown buckram binding, with gilt stamping. Internally crisp and clean. The dust jacket is a touch sun faded along the spine, with some mild edgewear; otherwise very good. Seller Inventory # 66943
Book Description Friends of the Arcadia Public Library, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Signed by the authors on the title page. Arcadia, California: Friends of the Arcadia Public Library, 1981. Hardcover. 8 ½ x 11 ”. 200 pp. Very good in a good dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in mylar. Moderate rubbing and short closed tears to the edges of the dust jacket. The text appears unmarked. The binding is solid. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # BOOK5-062118003
Book Description Friends of the Arcadia Public Library, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0960639004
Book Description Friends of the Arcadia Public Library, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 200 pages including an index. Illustrated throughout with photos, maps, drawings, and facsimiles. Map endboards. Inscribed on the title page and signed by both authors in pen. A nicely detailed history of Arcadia, from its beginnings with the Baldwin Ranch to the building of the town, cityhood, and the Baldwin legacy. Chapters include history through the decades. In Near Fine condition. Pages clean and bright, spine and binding solid and straight. In a dust jacket that shows a bit of rubbing to the corner tips and fade to teh spine. Long out of print and a fine book for any Arcadia township or California history. We pack all our books with care and ship in cardboard boxes. We accept all major credit cards and paypal. Additional photos emailed upon request. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 10-14-11 B28-2