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The Resource Ramona : a story, by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; with an introduction by Susan Coolidge and illustrations by Henry Sandham

Ramona : a story, by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; with an introduction by Susan Coolidge and illustrations by Henry Sandham

Label
Ramona : a story
Title
Ramona
Title remainder
a story
Statement of responsibility
by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; with an introduction by Susan Coolidge and illustrations by Henry Sandham
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Contributor
Illustrator
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Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Franklin Walker, in his Literary history of Southern California (p. 123-124), states that "The literary document most important in its influence on the growth of the Spanish tradition in Southern California was the immensely popular Ramona ... Appearing in 1884, just before the spectacular boom, it created a nation-wide interest in South California, and it served as a sort of romantic guidebook during the tourist rush." According to Gary F. Kurutz, "Ramona did more to promote Southern California than just about any booster publication. Readers mistook her sad story of injustice as a tender love story and as a recreation of a mythical Arcadian paradise. The story of Ramona and her lover Alessandro became a fairy tale and not a message of reform;" see California calls you: the art of promoting the Golden State, 1870 to 1940 (Sausalito, Calif.: Windgate Press, c2000)
Cataloging source
UCW
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Ramona : a story, by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; with an introduction by Susan Coolidge and illustrations by Henry Sandham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The single-volume Pasadena Edition of Ramona was issued by Little, Brown and Company in 1905. Like the publisher's Monterey Edition of 1900, the Pasadena edition included Susan Coolidge's biographical introduction on Helen Hunt Jackson, and Henry Sandham's essay "Notes on Ramona's illustrations," but only 16 of the 24 Sandham illustrations. As James A. Sandos points out in his article "Historic preservation and historical facts: Helen Hunt Jackson, Rancho Camulos, and Ramonana," California history 77, no. 3 (Fall 1998): 168-185: "...only the Monterey Edition contains the full complement of Sandham's illustrations, including two that show details of Camulos's architecturally distinct south portch discussed in the text, entitled 'When he played he sat on the upper step,' and 'Felipe, do you think Alessandro is dead?'" Furthermore, "Prayers, always prayers" was retitled 'He watched her as she walked away' in the Pasadena Edition; see footnote 19 of his article in "Notes [to the articles within this issue]," California history 77, no. 3 (Fall 1998), page 197
  • Title page printed in red and black; publisher's logo on title page
  • Volumes have separate pagination, and separate lists of illustrations and decorative headings
  • In addition to the frontispiece portrait of Helen Hunt Jackson, with her facsimile autograph, Volumes 1 and 2 each include eight plates of illustrations, with captions
  • Issued in publisher's red rib grain cloth boards; gold-stamped vignette on upper board of "Temecula Village," the Sandham illustration appearing at the head of Chapter X in Volume 1 (page 190); below is title "Ramona" in gold-stamped capitals; top edges gilt
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Pasadena edition.
Extent
2 v. in 1 (xxxv, 310; [6], 3-308 pages)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in publisher's binding as issued. Ownership inscription on front endleaf of Mrs. Warren J. Holden, 2802 So. Western [Los Angeles, Calif.?]. Purchase, Peggy Christian, Bookseller, Los Angeles, CA, 1987?
Other physical details
16 illustrations, 1 portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)09956509
  • ucoclc9956509
Label
Ramona : a story, by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; with an introduction by Susan Coolidge and illustrations by Henry Sandham
Publication
Note
  • The single-volume Pasadena Edition of Ramona was issued by Little, Brown and Company in 1905. Like the publisher's Monterey Edition of 1900, the Pasadena edition included Susan Coolidge's biographical introduction on Helen Hunt Jackson, and Henry Sandham's essay "Notes on Ramona's illustrations," but only 16 of the 24 Sandham illustrations. As James A. Sandos points out in his article "Historic preservation and historical facts: Helen Hunt Jackson, Rancho Camulos, and Ramonana," California history 77, no. 3 (Fall 1998): 168-185: "...only the Monterey Edition contains the full complement of Sandham's illustrations, including two that show details of Camulos's architecturally distinct south portch discussed in the text, entitled 'When he played he sat on the upper step,' and 'Felipe, do you think Alessandro is dead?'" Furthermore, "Prayers, always prayers" was retitled 'He watched her as she walked away' in the Pasadena Edition; see footnote 19 of his article in "Notes [to the articles within this issue]," California history 77, no. 3 (Fall 1998), page 197
  • Title page printed in red and black; publisher's logo on title page
  • Volumes have separate pagination, and separate lists of illustrations and decorative headings
  • In addition to the frontispiece portrait of Helen Hunt Jackson, with her facsimile autograph, Volumes 1 and 2 each include eight plates of illustrations, with captions
  • Issued in publisher's red rib grain cloth boards; gold-stamped vignette on upper board of "Temecula Village," the Sandham illustration appearing at the head of Chapter X in Volume 1 (page 190); below is title "Ramona" in gold-stamped capitals; top edges gilt
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Pasadena edition.
Extent
2 v. in 1 (xxxv, 310; [6], 3-308 pages)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in publisher's binding as issued. Ownership inscription on front endleaf of Mrs. Warren J. Holden, 2802 So. Western [Los Angeles, Calif.?]. Purchase, Peggy Christian, Bookseller, Los Angeles, CA, 1987?
Other physical details
16 illustrations, 1 portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)09956509
  • ucoclc9956509

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