Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company; Cambridge: Riverside Press, (October 1903). First edition, fourth impression. 8vo, original olive green cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated pictorially in black, silver and green; top page edges gilt. Halftone frontispiece; xi, (5), 281, (1) pages; illustrated throughout by E. Boyd Smith; 3 additional halftone plates. Two business cards affixed to front pastedown with some transfer to flyleaf; marginal handwriting on one leaf. Binding with a few spots of minor wear. Very good or better. Item #6311
Number 2 on the Zamorano 80: “These charming sketches of the desert and semi-desert country comprising the Owens Valley and the approaches to the great sink of Death Valley have become practically a classic.” The author’s first book. Entirely non-numismatic, but still a California book of significance and a fine literary companion to the Gold Rush literature.