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FIRST EDITION, printed by Wright & Potter Printing Company, Boston. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. xiv, 214 pp. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, figures and plates throughout; text clean, unmarked, occasional light foxing. Blind-stamped navy cloth, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt; binding square and tight, spine lightly faded, covers faintly soiled. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to Rexwald Brown on the front free end-paper. Very Good. The author was a medical student in Honolulu. Reports on a number of trips to California in 1881-2, 1893, 1895, 1904 (Saint Louis), 1920 (Santa Barbara), 1921 (Yosemite) and 1923 (Santa Barbara again). The author spent a good deal of time in San Francisco and Los Angeles throughout these years. L. Vernon Briggs practiced medicine in Boston, MA, and was instrumental in founding the Boston Psychopathic Hospital and Metropolitan State Hospital. The so-called "Briggs Law" of Massachusetts provides for a mental examination before trial of all persons indicted for a felony in the state, demonstrating Briggs' interest in forensic psychiatry. PROVENANCE: Rexwald Brown (1878-1940) was an American surgeon who served as a Lieutenant in the United States Medical Corps in the Spanish-American War, after taking a medical degree in 1903 he practiced in Chicago, but settled in Santa Barbara in 1906. Brown was director of the surgical division and chairman of the Executive Committee of Staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, organized the Santa Barbara Clinic and was President of the Santa Barbara Board of Health, 1930-1934.
Title: California and the West, 1881 and Later.
Categories: Western Americana,
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Boston, MA:, Privately Printed,: 1931
Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good
Inscription: Signed by Author
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: EE516-122
Keywords: Lloyd Vernon Briggs, California and the West 1881 and Later, Western Americana, California