Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1947. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth with mounted labels, cartographic endpapers, uncut, yellow top edge, original dust jacket. Very minor creasing to edges of bright and fresh dust jacket. About-fine. Item #21
"THE APOSTLE OF CALIFORNIA" First edition of Repplier's biography of the famed 18th-century Franciscan friar and missionary. A splendid copy. Agnes Repplier was a prolific author best known for her biographies, Life of Père Marquette (1929), and Mère Marie of the Ursulines (1931). Junipero Serra, O. F. M., founded a string of nine missions in Alta California between 1769 and 1782. "The Apostle of California" was canonized by Pope Francis in September, 2015 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. With striking dust jacket, mounted cover and spine labels and frontispiece, all by Harry Cimino.