This is something of a find. “Los Angeles” is one of the most influential — though certainly not one of the most accurate — books ever written about local history and although it’s well known, the author, George “Morrow” Mayo is quite obscure. An EBay vendor has listed an autographed copy, and I don’t recall ever seeing another one. (Mayo’s final manuscript of the book, by the way, is at the Huntington and I once spent an afternoon going through it. Each page is has been punctured from being hung on a hook or stuck on a spike during the publishing process.)
Bidding on this item starts at $75 and if I didn’t already have a copy I would be tempted. As with anything on EBay, an item and vendor should be evaluated thoroughly before submitting a bid.