California Missions and Their Romances, by Mrs. Fremon Older (Cora Older)

California Missions and Their Romances, by Mrs. Fremon Older (Cora Older)
California Missions and Their Romances, by Mrs. Fremon Older (Cora Older)
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Used. Tudor Publishing Company, New York, 1945. Hardcover reprint of 1938 edition, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket in very good condition. Clean, square and tight.

By Mrs. Fremont Older

Invaluable to visitor and illuminating to the quiet reader at home is this exceedingly interesting book about the famous California missions. In it are not only evocative pictures of these many establishments, but also the thriill and drama of discovery, exploration, and colonization of our West coast. For all this forms as integral part of the romantic story of the missions. Indeed sword and missal went hand in hand to found presidio and mission to the satisfaction of the king of Spain as well as to the glory of God.


Mrs. Older has delved into the ancient records and from them recreated unforgettable scenes of discovery, conversion, hunger, raids, fiestas, neglect, disintegration, and finally redemption by restoration in our own day. Restored, these venerable old buildings are today much greater in spiritual significance than they were at the period of their material wealth.
California Missions and Their Romances is aptly illustrated by setting alongside of each other old views and fine modern photographs of the many mission buildings described in the text.
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