A copy of the 1959 reprint of the 1880 “History of Los Angeles County” has been listed on EBay.
The book was compiled over five months from newspapers, books, magazines public records and interviews, producing “three large grain sacks” filled “with penciled slips of brown paper” then written over 3 1/2 months. Historian W.W. Robinson noted in his introduction to the `1959 preface “this haphazard, hell-for-leather method … is not the way to produce a well-balanced history. The result … is a compendium of local historical material to be used gratefully but with discretion.”
The book also includes illustrations that have been frequently reproduced and will be instantly familiar to readers.
This book is listed as Buy It Now for $59.99 (or make offer).