Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(CALIFORNIA.) Charles F. Lummis. The Home of Ramona: Photographs of Camulos, the Fine Old Spanish Estate. 10 cyanotype prints and 14 text leaves, bound with ribbon, 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches oblong; title page text cropped and laid down on paper, minor wear to next 2 leaves. Los Angeles, 1888

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This souvenir booklet was issued to capitalize on the popularity of Helen Jackson Hunt's 1884 novel Ramona, a story of injustice to the American Indians in southern California, which was set at Rancho Camulos north of Los Angeles. Lummis provides two pages of historical context, a poem titled "Camulos," and caption leaves for each of the attractive cyanotype photographs of the ranch. This is apparently the second edition, as it was originally issued with a cyanotype title page.

WITH--another booklet by Lummis, this one unillustrated: "Record of Brigadier General James Worden Pope, U.S. Army, Retired" (caption title), 4 pages, in plain wrappers.