BENEDICT, Pierce E., editor (1856-1937). History of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, CA: A. H. Cawston and H. M. Meier, 1934.
4to. 34 views and portraits. Publisher's original maroon cloth decorated in gilt and blind (hinges cracked, some light rubbing to extremities). Provenance: William F. Opdyke (gift inscription from Ralph Opdyke, Jan. 3, 1935).
FIRST EDITION. "Unique among the cities of the Southland, politically independent, geographically all but surrounded by Los Angeles...Beverly Hills stands today, its people leading their individual lives, protected by the walls of houses similar in purpose but outwardly as varied in appearance as their inhabitants" (introduction).
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