The History of Beverly Hills, One of 125 Copies
BENEDICT, Pierce E. History of Beverly Hills. In Two Parts Narrative and Biographical. Beverly Hills: A.W. Cawston-H.M. Meier , 1934.
First edition, one of 125 copies. Quarto (10 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches; 266 x 195 mm). Illustrated with thirty-four plates of views and portraits.

Publisher’s maroon pebble-grain cloth, elaborately tooled in blind. Front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Board and spine edges a bit rubbed. Otherwise a near fine copy.

"Unique among the cities of the Southland, politically independent, geographically all but surrounded by Los Angeles, with residents that have something of the devotion to their city that the Venetian rendered to Venice in the days of the city republics, Beverly Hills stands today, its people leading their individual lives, protected by the walls of houses similar in purpose but outwardly as varies in appearance as their inhabitants." (from the Introduction).

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