Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1905. First printing. Hardcover. 8vo. , viii-xx, 392, ,  (page of publisher's advertisements for other works by Wharton)  pp. Original green cloth lettered in gold on the front board and spine, decorations in gilt on the front board, top edge gilt. Illustrated with a frontispiece and several black and white plates (photographs of artefacts and the architecture of the old missions). Cowan 120 ("One of the best works dealing with this subject."). A comprehensive history of Franciscan missions left by Spanish Missionaries between the 16th and 17th centuries. Near Fine. Item #00006372
Pastedowns splitting at hinges (binding is tight and secure) and browning affecting a few pages from where a small flower was pressed, else a bright beautiful copy.