xi, 315 pp., 30 illustrations from photographs; octavo, beige cloth with titles embossed in green. Fine, lacking jacket. Item #21840
Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by widow of Luther Burbank, Elizabeth Burbank: "Merry Christmas to Merriwell Hodapp from Elizabeth Burbank, 1939." Also signed "Your Friend, Wilbur Hall." Merriwell Hodapp (1911-2000), an ex-Nebraska ranch boy, had come to Sonoma County where "he found his first job milking cows for Elizabeth Burbank." (See Santa Rosa Press Democrat, July 2, 2012, column by Chris Smith).