[Los Angeles: The Times-Mirror Press, 1925]. Three Tipped-in Photographs. Signed, Limited Edition of 250 numbered copies, of which this is #112. During the early 20th century, the Uplifters, an offshoot of the prominent Los Angeles Athletic Club, established a social club and ranch in Rustic Canyon and built many ranch-and cabin-style houses as second homes for weekend and annual retreats. The Uplifters later developed a relationship with Will Rogers, whose ranch and estate was nearby. During the Prohibition era, the Uplifters was known as a high-class drinking club, of which many prominent local politicians and wealthy residents of the city were members. The relative isolation of the area provided an ideal retreat for the wealthy and powerful members of the club, who lived primarily in the upscale areas (of the time) near downtown LA and in Pasadena to indulge their appetites without undue notice. Small quarto: tan linen cloth & pictorial gray boards, issued without a dust jacket; 71 pages. Item #56151
Very Good (covers very nice; contents clean & tight). A lovely copy!